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umbrella plant

n.
1. A sedge (Cyperus involucratus syn. C. alternifolius) native to Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands and widely cultivated as an ornamental, having leafless stems with a terminal umbrellalike cluster of long narrow bracts.
2. Any of various other plants having parts with an umbrellalike form.

umbrella plant

n
(Plants) an African sedge, Cyperus alternifolius, having large umbrella-like whorls of slender leaves: widely grown as an ornamental water plant

umbrel′la plant`


n.
an African plant, Cyperus alternifolius, of the sedge family, that has several stems growing directly upward and an umbrella-shaped cluster of leaves at the top of each stem.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.umbrella plant - rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stemsumbrella plant - rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems; colonizes stream banks in the Sierra Nevada in California
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.umbrella plant - late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clustersumbrella plant - late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters
eriogonum - any plant of the genus Eriogonum with small clustered flowers
3.umbrella plant - African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leavesumbrella plant - African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves
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
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