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 for Cyperus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cyperus \Cyp"e*rus\ (s?p"?-r?s), n. [NL., from Gr. ???? sedge.]
     A large genus of plants belonging to the Sedge family, and
     including the species called galingale, several bulrushes,
     and the Egyptian papyrus.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs;
           cosmopolitan except very cold regions [syn: Cyperus,
           genus Cyperus]

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