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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sedge /ˈsɛʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sedge n.
 1. Bot. Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous, innutritious herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species.
 Note:The name is sometimes given to any other plant of the order Cyperaceae, which includes Carex, Cyperus, Scirpus, and many other genera of rushlike plants.
 2. Zool. A flock of herons.
 Sedge hen Zool., the clapper rail. See under 5th Rail.
 Sedge warbler Zool., a small European singing bird (Acrocephalus phragmitis). It often builds its nest among reeds; -- called also sedge bird, sedge wren, night warbler, and Scotch nightingale.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having
          solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of
          inconspicuous flowers