alpine sedge

noun

: a Rocky mountain sedge (Carex scopulorum) with sharply triangular culms

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpine sedge was in 1919

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“Alpine sedge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpine%20sedge. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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