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  1. Scirpus, genus Scirpusnoun

    rhizomatous perennial grasslike herbs


  1. Scirpus

    The plant genus Scirpus consists of a large number of aquatic, grass-like species in the family Cyperaceae, many with the common names club-rush or bulrush. Other common names are deergrass or grassweed. They have grass-like leaves, and clusters of small spikelets, often brown in colour. Some species can reach a height of 3 m, while others are much smaller, only reaching 20–30 cm tall. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution. Many species are common in wetlands and can produce dense stands of vegetation, along rivers, in coastal deltas and in ponds and potholes. Although flooding is the most important factor affecting its distribution, drought, ice scour, grazing, fire and salinity also affect its abundance. It can survive unfavourable conditions like prolonged flooding, or drought, as buried seeds Scirpus species are often planted to inhibit soil erosion and provide habitat for other wildlife. They are also used in some herbal remedies; the plant's rhizomes are collected in the autumn and winter and dried in the sun before use. The taxonomy of the genus is complex, and under review by botanists. Recent studies by taxonomists of the Cyperaceae have resulted in the creation of several new genera, including the genera Schoenoplectus and Bolboschoenus; others have also been used. At one point this genus held almost 300 species, but many of the species once assigned to it have now been reassigned, and it now holds an estimated 120 species.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scirpus

    sir′pus, n. a genus of monocotyledonous plants, including the bulrushes. [L., a rush.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scirpus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scirpus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • A. aligned
    • B. tight
    • C. alternate
    • D. nasty

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