kecksy

Kecksy

Keck"sy\, n.; pl. Kecksies (-s[i^]z). [Properly pl. of kex. See Kex.] (Bot.) The hollow stalk of an umbelliferous plant, such as the cow parsnip or the hemlock. [Written also kex, and in pl., kecks, kaxes.]

Nothing teems But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs. --Shak.
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