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hedge Idioms & Phrases


Hedge bells, Hedge bindweed

  • (Bot.), a climbing plant related to the morning-glory (Convolvulus sepium).
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Hedge bill

  • a long-handled billhook.
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hedge bindweed

  • noun common Eurasian and American wild climber with pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Convolvulus
    wild morning-glory; Convolvulus sepium; Calystegia sepium.
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hedge fund

  • noun a flexible investment company for a small number of large investors (usually the minimum investment is $1 million); can use high-risk techniques (not allowed for mutual funds) such as short-selling and heavy leveraging
    hedgefund.
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Hedge garlic

  • noun European herb that smells like garlic
    sauce-alone; garlic mustard; hedge garlic; Alliaria officinalis.
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  • (Bot.), a plant of the genus Alliaria. See Garlic mustard, under Garlic.
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Hedge hyssop

  • (Bot.), a bitter herb of the genus Gratiola, the leaves of which are emetic and purgative.
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hedge in

  • verb enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
    hedge.
    • hedge the property
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hedge maple

  • noun shrubby Eurasian maple often used as a hedge
    Acer campestre; field maple.
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Hedge marriage

  • a secret or clandestine marriage, especially one performed by a hedge priest. Eng.
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Hedge mustard

  • noun stiffly branching Old World annual with pale yellow flowers; widely naturalized in North America; formerly used medicinally
    Sisymbrium officinale.
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  • (Bot.), a plant of the genus Sisymbrium, belonging to the Mustard family.
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Hedge nettle

  • noun perennial herb with an odorless rhizome widespread in moist places in northern hemisphere
    Stachys palustris.
  • noun foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome
    dead nettle; Stachys sylvatica.
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  • (Bot.), an herb, or under shrub, of the genus Stachys, belonging to the Mint family. It has a nettlelike appearance, though quite harmless.
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Hedge note

  • . (a) The note of a hedge bird. (b) Low, contemptible writing. Obs. Dryden.
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hedge pink

  • noun plant of European origin having pink or white flowers and leaves yielding a detergent when bruised
    bouncing Bess; soapwort; Saponaria officinalis; bouncing Bet.
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Hedge priest

  • a poor, illiterate priest. Shak.
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Hedge school

  • an open-air school in the shelter of a hedge, in Ireland; a school for rustics.
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Hedge sparrow

  • noun small brownish European songbird
    dunnock; sparrow; Prunella modularis.
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  • (Zoöl.), a European warbler (Accentor modularis) which frequents hedges. Its color is reddish brown, and ash; the wing coverts are tipped with white. Called also chanter, hedge warbler, dunnock, and doney.
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hedge thorn

  • noun South African shrub having forked spines and plumlike fruit; frequently used as hedging
    Carissa bispinosa; natal plum.
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hedge trimmer

  • noun a garden tool for trimming hedges
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hedge violet

  • noun common European violet that grows in woods and hedgerows
    wood violet; Viola reichenbachiana; Viola sylvatica.
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Hedge writer

  • an insignificant writer, or a writer of low, scurrilous stuff. Obs. Swift.
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hedging bill

Hedg"ing bill`
Definitions
  1. A hedge bill. See under Hedge.
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Jack-by-the-hedge

  • noun European herb that smells like garlic
    sauce-alone; garlic mustard; hedge garlic; Alliaria officinalis.
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  • (Bot.), a plant of the genus Erysimum (E. alliaria, or Alliaria officinalis), which grows under hedges. It bears a white flower and has a taste not unlike garlic. Called also, in England, sauce-alone. Eng. Cyc.
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privet hedge

  • noun hedge of privet plants
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Thorn hedge

  • a hedge of thorn-bearing trees or bushes.
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To breast up a hedge

  • to cut the face of it on one side so as to lay bare the principal upright stems of the plants.
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To hang in the hedge

  • to be at a standstill. "While the business of money hangs in the hedge."
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To hedge a bet

  • to bet upon both sides; that is, after having bet on one side, to bet also on the other, thus guarding against loss.
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Turf hedge

  • a hedge or fence formed with turf and plants of different kinds.
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