umbrella plant
noun Date: circa 1909 a perennial sedge (Cyperus alternifolius) of Madagascar that has large terminal whorls of slender leaves and is often grown as an ornamental

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  • umbrella plant — 1. an African plant, Cyperus alternifolius, of the sedge family, that has several stems growing directly upward from a mass of roots and an umbrella shaped cluster of leaves at the top of each stem. 2. North Midland U.S. the May apple plant. 3.… …   Universalium

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  • umbrella plant — pražangialapė viksvuolė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Cyperus alternifolius angl. umbrella flatsedge; umbrella grass; umbrella plant vok. wechselblättriges Zypergras rus. сныть разнолистная; циперус зонтичный; циперус… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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  • umbrella plant — noun 1. African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves • Syn: ↑umbrella sedge, ↑Cyperus alternifolius • Hypernyms: ↑sedge • Member Holonyms: ↑Cyperus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • umbrella plant — umbrel′la plant n. pln an African plant, Cyperus alternifolius, of the sedge family, that has several stems growing directly upward and an umbrella shaped cluster of leaves at the top of each stem • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • umbrella plant — noun a tropical sedge with stiff green stems terminating in a whorl of arching green bracts, often grown as a house plant. [Cyperus involucratus.] …   English new terms dictionary

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