scouring rush


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scour·ing rush

(skour′ĭng)
n.
Any of several species of horsetail, especially Equisetum hyemale, having rough-ridged stems formerly used for scouring utensils.

scouring rush

n
(Plants) any of several horsetails, esp Equisetum hyemale, that have rough-ridged stems and were formerly used for scouring and polishing
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Noun1.scouring rush - evergreen erect horsetail with rough-edged stems; formerly used for scouring utensils
horsetail - perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America
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Horsetail, also known as the scouring rush, grows here.
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