Synonyms

1. Cyperus

noun. type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions.

Synonyms

  • chufa
  • Cyperaceae
  • earth almond
  • nutgrass
  • umbrella plant
  • nut sedge
  • nut grass
  • papyrus
  • paper rush
  • ground almond
  • galangal
  • rush nut
  • family Cyperaceae
  • monocot genus
  • Cyperus rotundus
  • yellow nutgrass
  • umbrella sedge
  • Egyptian paper rush
  • liliopsid genus
  • Cyperus esculentus
  • Cyperus longus
  • Egyptian paper reed
  • galingale
  • Cyperus papyrus
  • nutsedge
  • paper plant
  • Cyperus alternifolius
  • sedge family

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Example sentences of the word cyperus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The nutgrass plant, or cyperus rotundus, has been touted as an aid for lightening the skin, reducing the effects of aging and controlling weight, although the research is limited.

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