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Noun1.Cyperus - type genus of CyperaceaeCyperus - type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Cyperaceae, family Cyperaceae, sedge family - bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant
Cyperus alternifolius, umbrella sedge, umbrella plant - African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves
chufa, Cyperus esculentus, earth almond, ground almond, rush nut, yellow nutgrass - European sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
Cyperus longus, galingale, galangal - European sedge having rough-edged leaves and spikelets of reddish flowers and aromatic roots
Cyperus papyrus, Egyptian paper reed, Egyptian paper rush, paper plant, paper rush, papyrus - tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
Cyperus rotundus, nut grass, nut sedge, nutgrass, nutsedge - a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
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So damp was the ground, that there were large beds of a coarse cyperus, in which great numbers of a very small water-rail lived and bred.
x Corylus americana Walter x Cyperus strigosus (Nees) Steud.
Sedge Cyperus was more frequent in northern and the eastern aspects.
Twenty six Bangladeshi medicinal plants (Trachyspermum ammi, Cissampelos pareira, Vetiveria zizanioides, Cassia angustifolia, Woodfordia fruticosa, Cinnamomum tamala, Neolomarckia cadamba, Amaranthus viridis, Amaranthus tricolor, Brassica juncea, Brassica oleracea, Raphanus sativus, Curcuma longa, Curcuma zedoaria, Elettaria cardamomum, Ficus religiosa, Ficus benghalensis, Prunus cerasoides, Chenopodium album, Spinacia oleracea, Symplocos racemosa, Terminalia chebula, Tinospora cordifolia, Cyperus rotundus, Pterocarpus santalinus, and Lagenaria siceraria) were collected from various regions of Bangladesh following accounts of their medicinal uses (Ghani, 2003; Yusuf et al.
Effective alpha reductase inhibitors include Myomin, a Chinese herbal formula containing Aralia dasyphylla, Curcuma zedoria, Cyperus rotundus, and Smilax glabra; also chrysin, a bioflavonoid component of the herb Passiflora; melatonin; quercitin; and grapeseed extract.
com) This "beauty elixir for the hair" contains linseed oil and Egyptian cyperus oil (Cleopatra was a fan so who are we to argue?
2005), for Cyperus papyrus, and by Rodrigues and Estelita (2004), for Cyperus giganteus, who consider this characteristic aerenchyma from the family Cyperaceae.