Definition of Kecksy

1. n. The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock.



Definition of Kecksy

1. Noun. The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the hemlock. ¹

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Definition of Kecksy

1. kex [n KECKSIES] - See also: kex

Medical Definition of Kecksy

1. The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock. Alternative forms: kex, and in pl, kecks, kaxes] "Nothing teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs." (Shak) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kecksy

kecapi
kecapi suling
keck
kecked
kecking
keckite
keckle
keckled
keckles
keckling
kecklings
kecklish
kecks
keckses
kecksies
kecksy (current term)
ked
kedani fever
keddah
keddahs
kedge
kedged
kedger
kedgeree
kedgerees
kedgers
kedges
kedgier
kedgiest
kedging

Literary usage of Kecksy

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1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"Mr. kecksy. No, 1 "11 be hanged if it is. Here, take away my plate. ... kecksy swears. A general confusion, A hubbub heard in the passage. ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester by Robert Holland (1886)
"KECKS or kecksy, s. many umbelliferous plants, especial. ... kecksy, adj. hollow, like a kecks. Celery, when it is inclined to run up to stalks, ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"In Chen. when celery has a tendency to run to seed it is spoken of as being kecksy ... (2) Heracleum Sphondylium, L.—Prior. Ches. (or kecksy, pi. ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"kecksy [ky'ek-si], adj. dry, without juice or moisture ; of an apple, orange, or any kind of fruit. ... which has been broiled too much is called kecksy. ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"In dies, when celery has a tendency to run to seed it is spoken of as being kecksy. ... (or kecksy, pi. ..."

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