noun Scle·ria \ˈsklirēə\

Definition of Scleria

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of scleria

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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