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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.]

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]

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]
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
Translations
الدّيس: عُشْبَةٌ مائِيَّه
rákos
skúfgras; sef
meldas
meldrs
hasır otusaz

bulrush

[ˈbʊlrʌʃ] Nespadaña f

bulrush

nRohrkolben m; in the bulrushesim Schilfrohr

bulrush

[ˈbʊlˌrʌʃ] nstiancia

bulrush

(ˈbulraʃ) noun
a tall strong water plant.
References in classic literature ?
A teaboard, cups and saucers, plates, knives and forks (including carvers), spoons (various), saltcellars, a meek little muffin confined with the utmost precaution under a strong iron cover, Moses in the bullrushes typified by a soft bit of butter in a quantity of parsley, a pale loaf with a powdered head, two proof impressions of the bars of the kitchen fire-place on triangular bits of bread, and ultimately a fat family urn: which the waiter staggered in with, expressing in his countenance burden and suffering.
It was bowl-shaped and at the bottom, some hundreds of yards from where we lay, were pools of green-scummed, stagnant water, fringed with bullrushes.
However, while British Gaumont's The Good Samaritan and Moses in the Bullrushes (both 1903) appear to have long since perished (Shepherd, 2014: 38), at least one other biblical film produced in Britain in the first decade of the twentieth century has been preserved for posterity: Arthur Melbourne Cooper's Noah's Ark (1909).
No, I've got the brochure here: Illustration 4b, mallard in flight over bullrushes.
pelt-swatters on their way to the Erie bullrushes at a lope.
A narrow twisting channel snakes through the salt marsh, among bullrushes and grey-green marram grass; long, incoming tides fill the creeks for people in little boats to row, to sail, to picnic and to fish.
Flooded trees, rock islands, bullrushes, water weeds, chicamba weed and a typically jagged and rocky shore line which will keep the avid angler busy for days.
The letters she composed while writing The Bride frequently mention Reverend William Ellery Channing's "Discourses on the Evidence of Christianity" (Collected Letters, 2:598) [see The Complete Works of William Ellery Channing (London: Routledge, 1884)]; Fanny (Catherine) Head's translation of Klopstock's The Messiah (Collected Letters, 2:583) [see The Messiah: A Poem (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826)]; and Hannah More's play Moses in the Bullrushes (Collected Letters, 2:601) [see The Works of Hannah More, vol.
Eating up to 200kg a day, these mighty creatures bulldoze their way through trees, bushes, bullrushes, water lilies and even safari lodges.
Expeditions into "the country" often took the youngsters up Stoney Road - now Blue House Point Road - and across to the Portrack Marsh, complete with its bullrushes.
I cast but got that machine gun feeling of baby bream attacking my hook so struck too fast, and my hook came flying out of the water and stuck in some nearby bullrushes just above the water's edge.
The collection includes Noah's Ark, Jacob's ladder to heaven, Moses in the bullrushes, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, and Jonah and the Whale, plus many more stories.