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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

umbrel′la plant`(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Plants

Origin of umbrella plant:

1870–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb, Darmera peltata, Peltiphyllum peltatum(noun)

    rhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems; colonizes stream banks in the Sierra Nevada in California

  2. umbrella plant, Eriogonum allenii(noun)

    late blooming perennial plant of shale barrens of Virginia having flowers in flat-topped clusters

  3. umbrella plant, umbrella sedge, Cyperus alternifolius(noun)

    African sedge widely cultivated as an ornamental water plant for its terminal umbrellalike cluster of slender grasslike leaves

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