Definition of carex in English:


nounPlural carices

  • A sedge (grasslike plant) of a large genus found chiefly in temperate and cold regions.

    Genus Carex, family Cyperaceae

    • ‘A number of appropriate natives - some of the carex riverside grasses, reeds and rushes - have been planted along the Okeover Stream banks.’
    • ‘Wire grass (botanical name carex stricto) grows wild and tall in the peat bogs of the Upper Midwest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bronze carex or blonde feather grass pairs beautifully with rusty iron.’


Modern Latin, from Latin, ‘sedge’.