Definition of Bulrush

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Bullrush, Cat's-tail, Nailrod, Reed Mace, Reedmace, Typha Latifolia
Generic synonyms: Cattail

2. Noun. Tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America.
Exact synonyms: Bullrush, Common Rush, Juncus Effusus, Soft Rush
Generic synonyms: Rush
Group relationships: Genus Juncus, Juncus

Definition of Bulrush

1. n. A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.

Definition of Bulrush

1. Noun. Any of several wetland herbs, of the genus ''Scirpus'', having clusters of spikelets; Any similar plant, such as papyrus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bulrush

1. a tall marsh plant [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Bulrush

1. A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water. The name bulrush is applied in England especially to the cat-tail (Typha latifolia and T. Angustifolia) and to the lake club-rush (Scirpus lacustris); in America, to the Juncus effusus, and also to species of Scirpus or club-rush. Origin: OE. Bulrysche, bolroysche; of uncertain origin, perh. Fr. Bole stem + rush. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bulrush

bullyable
bullyboy
bullyboys
bullycide
bullycides
bullying
bullyingly
bullyings
bullyism
bullyisms
bullylike
bullyrag
bullyragged
bullyragging
bullyrags
bulrush (current term)
bulrush millet
bulrushes
bulrushy
bulse
bulses
bultfonteinite
bulti
bultow
bultows
bulwark
bulwarked
bulwarking
bulwarks

Literary usage of Bulrush

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"Can the rush [bulrush] grow up without mire?"—JOB viii. 11. j]HE Hebrew words gome and agmon occur in several passages in the Old Testament, and have been ..."

2. The Trotting and the Pacing Horse in America by Hamilton Busbey (1904)
"CHAPTER XI THREE ENERGETIC SONS OF JUSTIN MORGAN, bulrush, WOODBURY, AND SHERMAN MORGAN THE three great sons of Justin Morgan were bulrush Morgan, ..."

3. Among the Moths and Butterflies: A Revised and Enlarged Edition of "Insect by Julia Perkins Ballard (1902)
"THE bulrush CATERPILLAR. AMONG the most curious productions of New Zealand ... or bulrush caterpillar. If Nature ever takes revenges, one might imagine this ..."

4. A New Malagasy-English Dictionary by James Richardson (1885)
"Wait a little (for I am not ready). I SABO'TRAKA, ». The common English bulrush. Scirpus lacustris, L. Same as ..."

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