CyperusCyp"e*rus\ (s?p"?-r?s), n. [NL., from Gr. ???? sedge.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants belonging to the Sedge family, and including the species called galingale, several bulrushes, and the Egyptian papyrus.
|type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions|