carex

noun

car·​ex
ˈka(a)ˌreks
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Carex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carex. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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