Bulrush meaning

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Any of various aquatic or wetland sedges chiefly of the genus Scirpus, having grasslike leaves and usually clusters of small, often brown spikelets.
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Any of several wetland plants of similar aspect, such as the papyrus and the cattail.
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Any of several wetland plants, mostly in the family Cyperaceae (the sedges):
  • (Americas) Sedges in the genera Bolboschoenus or Schoenoplectus (formerly considered Scirpus), having clusters of spikelets.
  • (UK) Cattails or reedmace, in the genus Typha.
  • (biblical) A plant referred to in the story of Moses as growing along the banks of the Nile, which is believed to be the papyrus, Cyperus papyrus.
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Any of a number of marsh plants (genus Scirpus) of the sedge family, having slender, round or triangular, solid stems tipped with brown spikelets of minute flowers.
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(brit.) The cattail.
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(popularly) Any aquatic plant resembling a bulrush, as the papyrus.
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Origin of bulrush

  • Middle English bulrish perhaps alteration (influenced by bule bull) of bole stem bole1 rish rush rush2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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