bullrush




Definitions of bullrush
  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

    synonyms:
    Typha latifolia, bulrush, cat’s-tail, nailrod, reed mace, reedmace
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    type of:

    cattail

    tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes

  2. noun

    tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America

    synonyms:
    Juncus effusus, bulrush, common rush, soft rush
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    type of:

    rush

    grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems

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