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sedge

  

      n  
1    any grasslike cyperaceous plant of the genus Carex, typically growing on wet ground and having rhizomes, triangular stems, and minute flowers in spikelets  
2    any other plant of the family Cyperaceae  
     (Old English secg; related to Middle High German segge sedge, Old English sagu saw1)  
  sedgy      adj  


cinnamon sedge  
      n   an angler's name for a small caddis fly, Limnephilus lunatus, having pale hind wings, that frequents sluggish water  
cotton sedge  
      n     (Canadian)      another name for       cotton grass  
grey sedge  
      n     (Brit)   an angler's name for a greyish caddis fly, Odontocerum albicorne, that frequents running water, in which its larvae make cases from grains of sand  
sedge fly  
      n   an angler's name for various caddis flies, notably the grey sedge, the murragh, and the cinnamon sedge  
sedge warbler  
      n   a European songbird, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, of reed beds and swampy areas, having a streaked brownish plumage with white eye stripes: family Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers, etc.)  
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