: a large genus of widely distributed annual or perennial sedges (family Cyperaceae) that bear solitary or much-clustered spikelets containing perfect flowers with a perianth of six bristles see bulrush, tule

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New Latin, from Latin, rush, bulrush

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“Scirpus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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