plural noun Cyp·er·a·ce·ae \ˌsipəˈrāsēˌē, ˌsīp-\

Definition of Cyperaceae

  1. :  a large family of monocotyledonous plants (order Graminales) distinguished chiefly by having achenes, solid stems, and 3-ranked stem leaves — compare gramineae — see sedge



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Origin and Etymology of cyperaceae

New Latin, from Cyperus, type genus + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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