Cyperus

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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