Definition of Cyperus esculentus

1. Noun. European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers.

Exact synonyms: Chufa, Earth Almond, Ground Almond, Rush Nut, Yellow Nutgrass
Generic synonyms: Sedge
Group relationships: Cyperus, Genus Cyperus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyperus Esculentus

Cynomys gunnisoni
Cynomys ludovicianus
Cynopterus
Cynopterus sphinx
Cynoscephalae
Cynoscion
Cynoscion nebulosus
Cynoscion regalis
Cynthia
Cynwulf
Cyon
Cyon's nerve
Cyperaceae
Cyperus
Cyperus alternifolius
Cyperus esculentus
Cyperus longus
Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus rotundus
Cyphomandra
Cypraea
Cypraea moneta
Cypraea tigris
Cypraeidae
Cyprians
Cyprinodontidae
Cyprinus
Cyprinus carpio
Cypriot

Literary usage of Cyperus esculentus

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1. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1878)
"Some members of the Central Horticultural Society of France are engaged on some cultural and applicatory experiments with cyperus esculentus — a sedge ..."

2. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"Hence the cyperus esculentus—so called from its esculent qualities—has been conjectured to be the flag of the Bible. It belongs to the natural order ..."

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