Cyperus

noun Cy·pe·rus \sīˈpirəs, sə̇ˈ-\

Definition of Cyperus

  1. :  a genus of plants (family Cyperaceae) having the scales of the spikelet 2-ranked, the flowers all perfect, and the spikelets alike — see galingale 2, nut grass 1a, papyrus 1, umbrella plant 1

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Origin and Etymology of cyperus

New Latin, from Latin cyperos, a kind of rush, from Greek kypeiros, probably of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew kōper, a resin


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