scouring rush(redirected from scouring rushes)
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Any of several species of horsetail, especially Equisetum hyemale, having rough-ridged stems formerly used for scouring utensils.
(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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|Noun||1.||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