Sedge


Sedge

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"), a marshland plant in the iris family
*Sedge, a bed of large sedges or similar plants, usually growing in damp ground or shallow water: a type of fen

Animals

Insects

*Sedge or sedge-fly, any of the caddisflies (Trichoptera), small moth-like insects with aquatic larvae
*Sedge darner or common hawker ("Aeshna juncea"), a dragonfly of Eurasia and North America
* Sedge moth, any of the small moths in the family Glyphipterigidae, whose caterpillars feed on sedges and rushes

Amphibians

* Sedge and bush frogs, the frogs of the mainly African family Hyperoliidae
*Sedge frog, either of two species of Australian tree frog in the large genus "Litoria":
** Cooloola Sedge Frog ("Litoria cooloolensis")
** Wallum Sedge Frog ("Litoria olongburensis")

Reptiles

*Sedge viper ("Atheris nitschei)", an African snake

Birds

*Sedge, a collective noun for either bitterns or cranes: see List of collective nouns for birds
*Sedge Warbler ("Acrocephalus schoenobaenus"), a small bird of dense waterside vegetation in Europe, Asia and Africa
*Sedge Wren ("Cistothorus platensis"), a small wetland species of bird of North and South America

Places

*Little Sedge Island, an island in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States
*Middle Sedge Island, an island in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States
*Sedge Island, an island in the Falklands archipelago
*Sedgemoor, a district in Somerset, England

People

*John Sedges, a pen-name of American author Pearl S. Buck
*Sedge Moore, stage name of the bass player with The Wurzels, a Scrumpy and Western band from Somerset, England

Boats

*USCGC|Sedge|WLB 402, a United States coastguard cutter: see List of United States Coast Guard cutters

Other

*Sedge hat or conical hat, a type of straw hat worn in East Asia
*Sedge, nickname of Liversedge F. C., a football (soccer) club in West Yorkshire, England


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  • 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 — [sej] n. [ME segge < OE secg, akin to sagu, SAW1: from the shape of the leaves] any of the plants of the sedge family often found on wet ground or in water, having usually triangular, solid stems, three rows of narrow, pointed leaves, and… …   English World dictionary

  • sedge — [sedʒ] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: secg] a plant similar to grass that grows in wet ground and on the edge of rivers and lakes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sedge — [ sedʒ ] noun uncount a plant like grass that grows in wet areas …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sedge — (n.) coarse grass like plant growing in wet places, O.E. secg, from P.Gmc. *sagjoz (Cf. Low Ger. segge, Ger. Segge), from PIE root *sek cut (Cf. O.E. secg sword ), on notion of plant with cutting leaves (Cf. etymological sense of gladiolus, and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sedge — ► NOUN ▪ a grass like plant with triangular stems and inconspicuous flowers, growing typically in wet ground. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • sedge — noun Etymology: Middle English segge, from Old English secg; akin to Middle High German segge sedge, Old English sagu saw more at saw Date: before 12th century any of a family (Cyperaceae, the sedge family) of usually tufted monocotyledonous… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sedge — /sej/, n. 1. any rushlike or grasslike plant of the genus Carex, growing in wet places. Cf. sedge family. 2. any plant of the sedge family. 3. siege (def. 5). [bef. 900; ME segge, OE secg; akin to SAW1; presumably so named from its sawlike edges] …   Universalium

  • sedge — n. 1 any grasslike plant of the genus Carex with triangular stems, usu. growing in wet areas. 2 an expanse of this plant. Phrases and idioms: sedge warbler (or wren) a small warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, that breeds in sedge. Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sedge — Recorded as Sedge, Sedger, Setch, Sedgman, Sedgeman, and locationally Sedgefield, from the village of the same spelling in County Durham, and Sedgeworth or Sedgewood, the name means the same, a now lost village in the county of Norfolk, this is… …   Surnames reference