Cyperaceous
Cyperaceous Cyp`er*a"ceous (s?p`?r-?"sh?s or s?`p?r-), a. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a large family of plants of which the sedge is the type. [1913 Webster]

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  • cyperaceous — /suy peuh ray sheuhs, sip euh /, adj. belonging to the Cyperaceae, the sedge family of plants. Cf. sedge family. [1850 55; < NL Cyper(us) the typical genus (L: kind of rush < Gk kýpeiros a marsh plant) + ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cyperaceous — cyp·er·a·ceous …   English syllables

  • cyperaceous — /saɪpəˈreɪʃəs/ (say suypuh rayshuhs) adjective relating or belonging to, or resembling, the Cyperaceae or the sedge family of monocotyledonous plants, with solid, often triangular, stems and small, coriaceous, achenial fruit. {New Latin Cyperus… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cyperaceous — adjective see cyperaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Band saw — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Check nut — Nut Nut (n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n[ o]t, Dan. n[ o]d.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chestnut coal — Nut Nut (n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n[ o]t, Dan. n[ o]d.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circular saw — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cladium effusum — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cladium Mariscus — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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