umbrella plant

noun

Definition of umbrella plant

: a perennial sedge (Cyperus alternifolius) of Madagascar that has large terminal whorls of slender leaves and is often grown as an ornamental

Examples of umbrella plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prone to becoming weak and leggy when light-deprived, umbrella plants will appreciate bright but indirect light. Lennie Larkin, Sunset, "10 Small Trees That Work Perfectly as Houseplants," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of umbrella plant

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Umbrella plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/umbrella%20plant. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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