: a genus of stout sedges (family Cyperaceae) chiefly Australasian but including a few from Europe and the warm or tropical parts of North America and having few-flowered spikelets in a spike or head, flowers without a perianth of bristles, and nutlets lacking a beak

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New Latin, from Greek schoinos rush, reed

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“Schoenus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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