nutsedge

noun

nut·​sedge ˈnət-ˌsej How to pronounce nutsedge (audio)

Examples of nutsedge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The usual culprit is yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus). Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 21 July 2023 Purple nutsedge spreads by tiny underground tubers and is difficult to control. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, 12 July 2023 Dry or liquid molasses can be used for nutsedge. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 3 May 2021 Dandelions, crabgrass, clover, and nutsedge. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 12 Apr. 2021 A couple of cross members on the arbor have broken, planks that retain beds have decayed and paths meticulously weeded just a month ago are full of nutsedge and prostrate spurge again. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 The Chicago Botanic Garden has recently had success using a granular herbicide called Vexis to control nutsedge in lawns. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2022 Purchase an herbicide that has either halosulfuron or sulfentrazone as an active ingredient to treat the nutsedge. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 20 Aug. 2022 Several products labeled for nutsedge or sedge control are found at local garden centers. Tom MacCubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 26 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nutsedge was circa 1909

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“Nutsedge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutsedge. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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