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bul·rush

 (bo͝ol′rŭsh′)
n.
1. Any of various aquatic or wetland sedges chiefly of the genus Scirpus, having grasslike leaves and usually clusters of small, often brown spikelets.
2. Any of several wetland plants of similar aspect, such as the papyrus and the cattail.

[Middle English bulrish : perhaps alteration (influenced by bule, bull) of bole, stem; see bole1 + rish, rush; see rush2.]
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bulrush

(ˈbʊlˌrʌʃ)
n
1. (Plants) a grasslike cyperaceous marsh plant, Scirpus lacustris, used for making mats, chair seats, etc
2. (Plants) a popular name for reed mace1
3. (Bible) a biblical word for papyrus1
[C15 bulrish, bul- perhaps from bull1 + rish rush2, referring to the largeness of the plant; sense 2 derived from the famous painting by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912), Dutch-born English painter, of the finding of the infant Moses in the "bulrushes" — actually reed mace]
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bul•rush

(ˈbʊlˌrʌʃ)

n.
2. any of various rushes of the genera Scirpus, of the sedge family, and Typha, of the cattail family.
[1400–50; late Middle English bulrish papyrus]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bulrush - tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of downbulrush - tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa
cattail - tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes
2.bulrush - tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America
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
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Translations
الدّيس: عُشْبَةٌ مائِيَّه
rákos
skúfgras; sef
meldas
meldrs
hasır otusaz

bulrush

[ˈbʊlrʌʃ] Nespadaña f
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bulrush

nRohrkolben m; in the bulrushesim Schilfrohr
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bulrush

[ˈbʊlˌrʌʃ] nstiancia
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bulrush

(ˈbulraʃ) noun
a tall strong water plant.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Today Sweetgrass basket making involves four woven ingredients, including bulrush (Scirpus lacustris), long leaf pine needles (pinus palustris), sweetgrass (muhlenbergia), sewn with strips of palmetto leaf (Sabal palmetto).