Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural carices /ˈkɛːrɪsiːz/)
A sedge (grass-like plant) of a large genus found chiefly in temperate and cold regions.
- Genus Carex, family Cyperaceae.
- 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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