umbrella plant definition by Webster's New World
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a common, cultivated, aquatic sedge (Cyperus alternifolius) having naked, triangular stems surmounted by an umbrellalike whorl of grasslike leaves and greenish spikelets
also called umbrella palm
umbrella plant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A widely cultivated, ornamental, robust sedge (Cyperus alternifolius) native to Madagascar and Mauritius, having long triangular leafless stems, a terminal umbrellalike cluster of grasslike leaves, and a compound umbel of spikelets with drooping rays.
- Midland U.S. The May apple.