Kecksy
Kecksy Keck"sy, n.; pl. {Kecksies} (-s[i^]z). [Properly pl. of kex. See {Kex}.] (Bot.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock. [Written also {kex}, and in pl., {kecks}, {kaxes}.] [1913 Webster]

Nothing teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • kecksy — keck·sy …   English syllables

  • kecksy — ˈkeksi noun ( es) Etymology: kex (I) + y chiefly dialect England : kex …   Useful english dictionary

  • kaxes — Kecksy Keck sy, n.; pl. {Kecksies} ( s[i^]z). [Properly pl. of kex. See {Kex}.] (Bot.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock. [Written also {kex}, and in pl., {kecks}, {kaxes}.] [1913 Webster] Nothing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kecks — Kecksy Keck sy, n.; pl. {Kecksies} ( s[i^]z). [Properly pl. of kex. See {Kex}.] (Bot.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock. [Written also {kex}, and in pl., {kecks}, {kaxes}.] [1913 Webster] Nothing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kecksies — Kecksy Keck sy, n.; pl. {Kecksies} ( s[i^]z). [Properly pl. of kex. See {Kex}.] (Bot.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock. [Written also {kex}, and in pl., {kecks}, {kaxes}.] [1913 Webster] Nothing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kex — Kecksy Keck sy, n.; pl. {Kecksies} ( s[i^]z). [Properly pl. of kex. See {Kex}.] (Bot.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock. [Written also {kex}, and in pl., {kecks}, {kaxes}.] [1913 Webster] Nothing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kecky — Keck y, a. Resembling a kecksy. Grew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kex — Kex, n. [W. cecys, pl., hollow stalks.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A weed; a kecksy. Bp. Gauden. [1913 Webster] Though the rough kex break The starred mosaic. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. A dry husk or covering. [1913 Webster] When the kex, or husk …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kicksey — variant of kecksy …   Useful english dictionary

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