sedge bird
Sedge Sedge, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; -- probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L. secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W. hesg. Cf. {Hassock}, {Saw} the instrument.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Carex}, perennial, endogenous, innutritious herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is sometimes given to any other plant of the order {Cyperace[ae]}, which includes {Carex}, {Cyperus}, {Scirpus}, and many other genera of rushlike plants. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of herons. [1913 Webster]

{Sedge hen} (Zo["o]l.), the clapper rail. See under 5th {Rail}.

{Sedge warbler} (Zo["o]l.), a small European singing bird ({Acrocephalus phragmitis}). It often builds its nest among reeds; -- called also {sedge bird}, {sedge wren}, {night warbler}, and {Scotch nightingale}. [1913 Webster]


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  • sedge bird — noun small European warbler that breeds among reeds and wedges and winters in Africa • Syn: ↑sedge warbler, ↑sedge wren, ↑reedbird, ↑Acrocephalus schoenobaenus • Hypernyms: ↑Old World warbler, ↑true warbler * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sedge — Sedge, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L. secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W. hesg. Cf. {Hassock}, {Saw} the instrument.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sedge hen — Sedge Sedge, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L. secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W. hesg. Cf. {Hassock}, {Saw} the instrument.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sedge warbler — Sedge Sedge, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L. secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W. hesg. Cf. {Hassock}, {Saw} the instrument.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sedge wren — Sedge Sedge, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L. secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W. hesg. Cf. {Hassock}, {Saw} the instrument.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sedge wren — noun 1. small European warbler that breeds among reeds and wedges and winters in Africa • Syn: ↑sedge warbler, ↑sedge bird, ↑reedbird, ↑Acrocephalus schoenobaenus • Hypernyms: ↑Old World warbler, ↑true warbler …   Useful english dictionary

  • sedge warbler — noun small European warbler that breeds among reeds and wedges and winters in Africa • Syn: ↑sedge bird, ↑sedge wren, ↑reedbird, ↑Acrocephalus schoenobaenus • Hypernyms: ↑Old World warbler, ↑true warbler …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sedge Wren — Conservation status Least Concern ( …   Wikipedia

  • Sedge — may mean:Plants*Sedge, any of the numerous plants in the sedge family, Cyperaceae *Sedge or sweet sedge, a name for sweet flag ( Acorus calamus ), a marshland plant in the Acoraceae family *Sedge, a name for yellow flag iris ( Iris pseudacorus ) …   Wikipedia

  • Sedge Warbler — Taxobox name = Sedge Warbler status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Sylviidae genus = Acrocephalus species = A. schoenobaenus binomial =… …   Wikipedia

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