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Andropogon schoenanthus Explained

Andropogon schoenanthus at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Rush \Rush\, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to
LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum
butcher's broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.]
1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing
endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species
of {Juncus} and {Scirpus}.

Note: Some species are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting
mats, and the pith is used in some places for wicks to
lamps and rushlights.

2. The merest trifle; a straw.

John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush.
--Arbuthnot.

{Bog rush}. See under {Bog}.

{Club rush}, any rush of the genus {Scirpus}.

{Flowering rush}. See under {Flowering}.

{Nut rush}
(a) Any plant of the genus {Scleria}, rushlike plants with
hard nutlike fruits.
(b) A name for several species of {Cyperus} having
tuberous roots.

{Rush broom}, an Australian leguminous plant ({Viminaria
denudata}), having long, slender branches. Also, the
Spanish broom. See under {Spanish}.

{Rush candle}, See under {Candle}.

{Rush grass}, any grass of the genus {Vilfa}, grasses with
wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets.

{Rush toad} (Zo["o]l.), the natterjack.

{Scouring rush}. (Bot.) Same as {Dutch rush}, under {Dutch.}


{Spike rush}, any rushlike plant of the genus {Eleocharis},
in which the flowers grow in dense spikes.

{Sweet rush}, a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc.
({Andropogon sch[oe]nanthus}), used in Oriental medical
practice.

{Wood rush}, any plant of the genus {Luzula}, which differs
in some technical characters from {Juncus}.