kex


noun British Dialect.

  1. the dry, usually hollow stem or stalk of various plants, especially of large plants belonging to the parsley family, as cow parsnip or wild chervil.

noun

  1. any of several large hollow-stemmed umbelliferous plants, such as cow parsnip and chervil
  2. the dried stalks of any of these plants
n.

“dry, hollow plant stem,” late 14c., of uncertain origin. Klein says ultimately from Latin cicuta “hemlock.”

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