CYPEROS, Defined

cyperos, -i (m) – cyperus esculentus, yellow nutsedge, tiger nuts

Cyperos is found primarily in Pliny (click for blog entry) and Varro. In Greek, cyperos is called malinthalle and is described in Theophrastus as an adjunct in beer.

Tiger nuts are a yellow nutsedge that is found throughout much of the world. The roots are sometimes called “tiger nuts” in English and often serve as a health food. Elsewhere, tiger nuts can be found in horchada.

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