Definition of Genus Cyperus

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cyperus

genus Cyclosorus
genus Cycnoches
genus Cydonia
genus Cygnus
genus Cymbidium
genus Cynancum
genus Cynara
genus Cynips
genus Cynocephalus
genus Cynodon
genus Cynoglossum
genus Cynomys
genus Cynopterus
genus Cynoscion
genus Cyon
genus Cyperus (current term)
genus Cyphomandra
genus Cypraea
genus Cyprinus
genus Cypripedium
genus Cyrilla
genus Cyrtomium
genus Cystophora
genus Cystopteris
genus Cytisus
genus Daboecia
genus Dacelo
genus Dacrycarpus
genus Dacrydium
genus Dacrymyces

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 ..."

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