kex

kex

[keks]
noun British Dialect.
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.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; of uncertain origin

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kex (kɛks)
 
n
1.  any of several large hollow-stemmed umbelliferous plants, such as cow parsnip and chervil
2.  the dried stalks of any of these plants
 
[C14: of obscure origin]

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