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bulrush Explained

bulrush at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bulrush at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Probably from bull + rush]// a tall plant that looks like grass and grows by water//

bulrush at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of the annual or perennial grasslike plants constituting the genus Scirpus, especially S. lacustris, in the sedge family, that bear solitary or much-clustered spikelets. Bulrushes grow in wet locations, incl. ponds, marshes, and lakes. Their stems are often used to weave strong mats, baskets, and chair seats. Bulrushes may act as a filter, absorbing poisonous metals and toxic microorganisms, thus helping to reduce water pollution. In Britain, the term bulrush refers to either of two cattails (Typha latifolia and T. angustifolia).

Bulrush at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

aning): {important part of the meaning}: substance, gist, essence, marrow, spirit, matter, subject, subject matter, argument, text, heart of the matter.[N] (Reasoning): reasoning, rationalism, dialectics, induction, generalization, inquiry, argumentation, controversy, debate, polemics, contention, disputation, logic, thought, thinking, process of reasoning, deduction, induction, abduction, synthesis, analysis, argument.[ADJ] (Reasoning): reasoning, rational, rationalistic, argumentative, controversial, dialectic, polemical, discursive, debatable, controvertible, logical.[N] (Music): music, concert, song, tune, air, melody, aria, piece of music, work, number, opus, sonata, concerto, overture, symphony, fugue, canon, opera, operetta, oratorio.[ADJ] (Unproductiveness): unproductive, inoperative, barren, infertile, unfertile, arid, sterile, unfruitful, fallow, fruitless, unprofitable, useless, null and void, of no effect.

[N] (Dryness): dryness, aridity, drought, desiccation.

[ADJ] (Dryness): dry, dehumidified, anhydrous, arid, dried, wate

bulrush at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a tall plant with long narrow leaves and a long brown head of flowers, that grows in or near water

Bulrush at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bulrush \Bul"rush`\, n. [OE. bulrysche, bolroysche; of uncertain
origin, perh. fr. bole stem + rush.] (Bot.)
A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.

Note: 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.

bulrush at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: 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 [syn: {cat's-tail},
{bullrush}, {nailrod}, {reed mace}, {reedmace}, {Typha
2: tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia,
Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America [syn:
{bullrush}, {common rush}, {soft rush}, {Juncus effusus}]

bulrush at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Alternative forms

* bullrush


Inter: en-noun » es
  • Any of several wetland herbs, of the genus Scirpus, having clusters of spikelets; Any similar plant, such as papyrus

    Related terms

    * rush


    Inter: trans-top » Any of several wetland herbs
    • Bulgarian: папур
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Simse|f
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|giunco di palude|m
    • Korean: 골풀 (golpul)
    • Quechua: Inter: t- » qu|tutura

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|papură
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|рогоз|m
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: qualifier » en masse Inter: t- » gd|luachair-bhog|f
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|rogoz|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * cattail
    • papyrus
    • reed
    • sedge

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    Related words:

    bulrush millet  bulrushes