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 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 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

  • Sedge Warbler — ežerinė nendrinukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Acrocephalus schoenobaenus angl. Sedge Warbler vok. Schilfrohrsänger …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • sedge warbler — ežerinė nendrinukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Acrocephalus schoenobaenus angl. sedge warbler vok. Schilfrohrsänger, m rus. барсучок, f; камышовка барсучок, f pranc. phragmite des joncs, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • 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 warbler — noun A small European warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, that winters in sub Saharan Africa …   Wiktionary

  • sedge warbler — /ˈsɛdʒ wɔblə/ (say sej wawbluh) noun a small warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, inhabiting marshy places in Europe and western Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • sedge warbler — noun a common migratory songbird with streaky brown plumage, frequenting marshes and reed beds. [Acrocephalus schoenobaenus] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Warbler — War bler, n. 1. One who, or that which, warbles; a singer; a songster; applied chiefly to birds. [1913 Webster] In lulling strains the feathered warblers woo. Tickell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small Old World… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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