Definition of sedge
: any of a family (Cyperaceae, the sedge family) of usually tufted monocotyledonous marsh plants differing from the related grasses in having achenes and solid stems; especially : any of a cosmopolitan genus (Carex)
sedgyplay \ˈse-jē\ adjective
Recent Examples of sedge from the Web
This makes sense for sedges, which tend to inhabit wetlands.
There is sedge pollen, and a variety of other grasses.
Once inside, the Campbells found more than 100 species of flowers, grasses, sedges, ferns, shrubs and trees — including those suited for prairie (full sun), wetland, shade, and woodland settings — available for sale.
Michele McCormick, Sacramento Bee garden writer Debbie Arrington: Fiber optic grass (Isolepsis cernua) is actually a sedge, not a true grass.
Sedges and ferns are popular choices; gardeners can add a mix of perennials and shrubs.
Most garden centers have one or more lawn herbicides that list sedge control on the label.
But unlike grasses, which evolved under the open sky, many sedges are adapted to the forest, making them ideal for the shade garden.
Among common weeds, sheep sorrel and sedges are prompting their share of sneezes.
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SEDGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sedge for English Language Learners
: a plant like grass that grows in wet ground or near water
SEDGE Defined for Kids
Definition of sedge for Students
: a plant that is like grass but has solid stems and grows in tufts in marshes
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