: a large and widely distributed genus of sedges (family Cyperaceae) having solitary pistillate flowers and numerous staminate flowers followed by hard shining bony nutlets see nut rush

Word History


New Latin, from Greek sklēria hardness, from sklēr- scler- + -ia -y

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“Scleria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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