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noun (1)

plural -es
dialectal, chiefly England
: the dry stalk of various hollow-stemmed plants (as cow parsnip)


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dialectal, England
: resembling kex : dry and hollow


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noun (2)

plural -es
: a Maya therapeutic rite in which an ailing person pledges an offering of food to the force or agency of his illness in return for his health

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English

Noun (2)


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“Kex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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