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nounSouthern, US, Regional
Any of several tall sedges; especially nut grass, Cyperus rotundus, native to Africa and parts of (chiefly southern) Europe and Asia, now widespread elsewhere as an invasive weed, and (less commonly) Scirpus robustus, a wetland sedge native to North America.
Mid 19th century.
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