car·​ex | \ ˈka(a)ˌreks\

Definition of carex

1 capitalized : a genus of perennial grasslike herbs (family Cyperaceae) of very wide distribution and distinguished by having the seedlike achenes enclosed in a sac in the axil of a bract — see sedge
2 plural carices\ ˈkarəˌsēz\ : any plant of the genus Carex

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History and Etymology for carex

New Latin, from Latin, sedge; perhaps akin to Latin carrere to card

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