Definition of Genus carex
1. Noun. Large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Cyperaceae, Family Cyperaceae, Sedge Family
Member holonyms: Carex Arenaria, Sand Reed, Sand Sedge, Carex Pseudocyperus, Cypress Sedge
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Carex
Literary usage of Genus carex
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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1861)
"Illustrations of the genus carex. By FRANCIS BOOTT, MD London, Pamplin, 1858-60. WE have too long delayed noticing this very valuable work. ..."
2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1921)
"In youth he was interested in geology and botany, and devoted particular attention to the study of the genus Carex. DeKay, James Ellsworth (1792-1851). ..."
3. Companion to the Botanical Magazine: Being a Journal, Containing Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1836)
"The vast genus Carex, which almost exclusively constitutes the tribe Cariceae, ... Of the genus Carex, Dr. Torrey enumerates one hundred and sixty-five ..."
4. American Agriculturist (1843)
"All the other species of the genus Carex are described in botanical works as coarse and rank, and by no means adapted for fodder, but it is very different ..."
5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"His botanical laboure were entirely confined to the study of the great genus Carex. The results of his labours have seen the light in a large folio work ..."