rush family
Juncaceae Juncaceae n. A natural family of tufted herbs resembling grasses, including the true rushes; called also the {rush family}.

Syn: family {Juncaceae}, rush family. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • rush family — noun tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes • Syn: ↑Juncaceae, ↑family Juncaceae • Hypernyms: ↑monocot family, ↑liliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Liliales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rush family — the plant family Juncaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having narrow, grasslike leaves, small and greenish flowers, and capsular fruit with three compartments, comprising the true rushes. * * * …   Universalium

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  • rush — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rysc; akin to Middle High German rusch rush, Lithuanian regzti to knit Date: before 12th century any of various monocotyledonous often tufted marsh plants (as of the genera Juncus and Luzula of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • family Juncaceae — noun tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes • Syn: ↑Juncaceae, ↑rush family • Hypernyms: ↑monocot family, ↑liliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Liliales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rush — I [[t]rʌʃ[/t]] v. i. 1) to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence 2) to dash forward, as for an attack 3) to appear, go, pass, etc., rapidly or suddenly 4) spo to carry the football on a running play 5) to perform, accomplish …   From formal English to slang

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