Definition of Cyperus

1. Noun. Type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions.

Definition of Cyperus

1. n. A large genus of plants belonging to the Sedge family, and including the species called galingale, several bulrushes, and the Egyptian papyrus.

Definition of Cyperus

1. Proper noun. (taxonomic name) A large genus of order Cyperaceae (sedges), comprising about 600 species on all continents. ¹

2. Noun. Any sedge of genus ''Cyperus''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cyperus

Cynoglossum virginaticum
Cynomys gunnisoni
Cynomys ludovicianus
Cynopterus sphinx
Cynoscion nebulosus
Cynoscion regalis
Cyon's nerve
Cyperus alternifolius
Cyperus esculentus
Cyperus longus
Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus rotundus
Cypraea moneta
Cypraea tigris

Literary usage of Cyperus

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1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1901)
"cyperus nuttallii, Torr. Duval county, H 2563; Indian River, C 3060; ... cyperus mirro¬ę I on t us, Torr. Jefferson county, H 2075, 2099; Suwanee county, ..."

2. List of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta Growing Without Cultivation in by Botanical Club (1894)
"cyperus tenuiflorus EU. Bot. SC and Ga. 1 : 70 (1816) not Rottb. 594. ... cyperus gracilis Muhl. Gram. 18 C1^17) not R. БГ. cyperus leptos Schuhes, Mant. ..."

3. The Book of Grasses: An Illustrated Guide to the Common Grasses, and the by Mary Francis Baker (1912)
"The Slender cyperus is common throughout the country, and although under different conditions of soil and climate the plants vary in size and in the number ..."

4. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"cyperus articulatus conglomerates Britton, Bull. Torr. Club, 13 :210. 1886. Louisianian area. Alabama to western Texas. ALABAMA: Littoral belt, salt marshes ..."

5. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"The plant from which it was made, the cyperus papyrus of modern botanists, mostly grew in Lower Egypt, in marshy land, or in shallow brooks*, and ponds, ..."

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