Definition of Genus Cyperus
1. Noun. Type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus, Cyperaceae, Family Cyperaceae, Sedge Family
Member holonyms: Cyperus Alternifolius, Umbrella Plant, Umbrella Sedge, Chufa, Cyperus Esculentus, Earth Almond, Ground Almond, Rush Nut, Yellow Nutgrass, Cyperus Longus, Galangal, Galingale, Cyperus Papyrus, Egyptian Paper Reed, Egyptian Paper Rush, Paper Plant, Paper Rush, Papyrus, Cyperus Rotundus, Nut Grass, Nut Sedge, Nutgrass, Nutsedge
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cyperus
Literary usage of Genus Cyperus
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1. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock (1880)
"The genus cyperus, indeed, to which it is usually referred, ... In fact, modern botanists having divided thr genus cyperus into several genera, ..."
2. The Philippine Journal of Science by Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) (1907)
"In the genus Cyperus, we have in many species the primordial nut equally trigonous; in the majority of species the nut is more or less flattened on the ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"Fragments of jointed stems showing a finely striated surface are referable to the genus Cyperus without specific differentiation. ..."
4. The Fossil Flora of Great Britain: Or, Figures and Descriptions of the by John Lindley, William Hutton (1833)
"... and in the genus Cyperus, that we have remarked any deviation from this kind of structure. In some species of Cyperus, the midrib becomes so indistinct ..."
5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1913)
"... genus Cyperus, as well as similar appearing plants of other genera, go by this name throughout most of Louisiana. 27. Scirpus americanus Pers. ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"... sufficed for the many uses to which it is said to have been applied and we may conclude that several plants of the genus Cyperus were comprehended under ..."