carex

noun car·ex \ˈka(a)ˌreks\

Definition of carex

  1. 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. 2 plural carices \ˈkarəˌsēz\ :  any plant of the genus Carex

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Origin and Etymology of carex

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


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