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Related to family Cyperaceae: sedge, sedge family
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|Noun||1.||family Cyperaceae - bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant|
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
Cyperus, genus Cyperus - type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
Carex, genus Carex - large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges