Cyperus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cyperus type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cyperus (Bot) A large genus of plants belonging to the Sedge family, and including the species called galingale, several bulrushes, and the Egyptian papyrus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cyperus sip-ē′rus a tropical genus of Cyperaceæ
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. sedge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Gr. kypeiros, sedge.

Usage

In literature:

A species of CYPERUS with panicled globular heads of flowers was found here in the sloping bank.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia" by Thomas Mitchell
At 9,400 feet, Salix shrubby, Cyperus fuscescens of Tassangsee, dwarfed Larix.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The family includes several genera of importance; viz., Scirpus, Cyperus, and Fimbristylis.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
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In news:

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