WOTD: Kecksie

Do you have any kecksies in your garden? It’s not a word, like the past few that you can use every day… but it’s good to know when you come across this word in a play.

kecksie (n.) IPA Pronunciation: /’keksi/
a type of hollow-stalked plant

…nothing teems
But hateful docks, rough thistles, kecksies, burs,
– Henry V (V.ii)

You may have noticed that the last few words of the day are from Henry V. My word selection is no longer quite so random. I’m going through the plays and writing down the unusual words that I find interesting to share with you, the gentle reader.