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cyperaceous

[sahy-puh-rey-shuh s, sip-uh-] /ˌsaɪ pəˈreɪ ʃəs, ˌsɪp ə-/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Cyperaceae, the sedge family of plants.
Compare sedge family.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Cypēr(us) the typical genus (Latin: kind of rush < Greek kýpeiros a marsh plant) + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for cyperaceous

cyperaceous

/ˌsaɪpəˈreɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cyperaceae, a family of grasslike flowering plants with solid triangular stems, including the sedges, bulrush, cotton grass, and certain rushes. Some are grown as water plants or as ornamental grasses; and Cyperus papyrus is the papyrus plant Compare juncaceous
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Cypērus type genus, from Latin cypēros a kind of rush, from Greek kupeiros marsh plant, probably of Semitic origin
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