rush family

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rush′ fam`ily

a family, Juncaceae, of herbaceous plants with narrow grasslike leaves, small green flowers, and capsular fruit.
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Noun1.rush family - tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
rush - grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems
genus Juncus, Juncus - type genus of the Juncaceae; perennial tufted glabrous marsh plants of temperate regions: rushes
Liliales, order Liliales - an order of monocotyledonous plants including Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae and Iridaceae
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Over the road at Aquatica water park, the Ray Rush family raft slide will splash down in the spring.
The Gabbard Team wishes all the best to the Rush Family in their new home.
I knew the last of the Rush family, High, when I was a teenage duck hunter back in the early 1950s.