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Cyperus   Listen
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Cyperus  n.  (Bot.) A large genus of plants belonging to the Sedge family, and including the species called galingale, several bulrushes, and the Egyptian papyrus.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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... Cyperus alternifolius: circumnutation of stem, illuminated from above, traced on horizontal glass, from 9.45 A.M. March 9th to 9 P.M. on 10th. The stem grew so rapidly whilst being observed, that it was not possible ...
— The Power of Movement in Plants • Charles Darwin

... each two drams and a half: of cloves, opium, myrrh, cyperus, each two drams; of opobalsamum, Indian leaf, cinnamon, zedoary, ginger, coftus, coral, cassia, euphorbium, gum tragacanth, frankincense, styrax calamita, Celtic, nard, spignel, hartwort, mustard, saxifrage, dill, anise, each one dram; of xylaloes, rheum ponticum, ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain



Words linked to "Cyperus" :   umbrella sedge, Cyperus alternifolius, nutgrass, genus Cyperus, nut grass, monocot genus, nutsedge, ground almond, galangal, Cyperus esculentus, papyrus, family Cyperaceae, liliopsid genus, paper plant, earth almond, Cyperus papyrus, rush nut, umbrella plant, paper rush, sedge family



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