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[keks] /kɛks/
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for kexes

kex

/kɛks/
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
Word Origin
C14: of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for kexes

kex

n.

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

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