Definition of carex in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɛːrɛks/

noun (plural carices /ˈkɛːrɪsiːz/)

A sedge (grass-like plant) of a large genus found chiefly in temperate and cold regions.
  • Genus Carex, family Cyperaceae
Example sentences
  • Bronze carex or blonde feather grass pairs beautifully with rusty iron.
  • A number of appropriate natives - some of the carex riverside grasses, reeds and rushes - have been planted along the Okeover Stream banks.
  • The intersections where three or more stones meet are a little more spacious and accommodating; these are good places to drop in carex, festuca, or other taller accent plants.


Modern Latin, from Latin, 'sedge'.

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