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 teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • KEX — may refer to:*KEX (AM), a radio station in Portland, Oregon, United States *Kex, the name of a Mandalorian in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords . *the Kansai Commodities Exchange, a futures exchange in Japan …   Wikipedia

  • kex — (n.) dry, hollow plant stem, late 14c., of uncertain origin. Klein says ultimately from L. cicuta hemlock …   Etymology dictionary

  • Kex — Keie (auch Kex, Kay; aus lat.: Gaius) ist eine legendäre Figur der mittelalterlichen Artus Sage. Keie ist ein Ritter der Tafelrunde und der Truchsess des Königs. Der stets als vorlaut und beleidigend charakterisierte Ritter ist beispielsweise in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kex — • käx (mindre vanligt än kex) …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • kex — s ( et, kex) (äv. käx) …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • kex —  the stem of the teazle. North. As dry as a kex : or water dock …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • kex — I. ˈkeks noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English dialect chiefly England : the dry stalk of various hollow stemmed plants (as cow parsnip) II. adjective dialect England : resembling kex : dry …   Useful english dictionary

  • kex — /keks/, n. Brit. Dial. the dry, usually hollow stem or stalk of various plants, esp. of large plants belonging to the parsley family, as cow parsnip or wild chervil. [1350 1400; ME; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • kex — noun /kɛks/ A dry husk or covering. On the bedside table a new package of cigarettes and a traveling clock had for neighbor a nicely wrapped box containing the green figurine of a girl skier which shone through the double kix …   Wiktionary

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