scouring rush
Dutch Dutch, a. [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig., popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG. diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS. pe['o]d, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta land, OIr. tuath people, Oscan touto. The English have applied the name especially to the Germanic people living nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. {Derrick}, {Teutonic}.] Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants. [1913 Webster]

{Dutch auction}. See under {Auction}.

{Dutch cheese}, a small, pound, hard cheese, made from skim milk.

{Dutch clinker}, a kind of brick made in Holland. It is yellowish, very hard, and long and narrow in shape.

{Dutch clover} (Bot.), common white clover ({Trifolium repens}), the seed of which was largely imported into England from Holland.

{Dutch concert}, a so-called concert in which all the singers sing at the same time different songs. [Slang]

{Dutch courage}, the courage of partial intoxication. [Slang] --Marryat.

{Dutch door}, a door divided into two parts, horizontally, so arranged that the lower part can be shut and fastened, while the upper part remains open.

{Dutch foil}, {Dutch leaf}, or {Dutch gold}, a kind of brass rich in copper, rolled or beaten into thin sheets, used in Holland to ornament toys and paper; -- called also {Dutch mineral}, {Dutch metal}, {brass foil}, and {bronze leaf}.

{Dutch liquid} (Chem.), a thin, colorless, volatile liquid, {C2H4Cl2}, of a sweetish taste and a pleasant ethereal odor, produced by the union of chlorine and ethylene or olefiant gas; -- called also {Dutch oil}. It is so called because discovered (in 1795) by an association of four Hollandish chemists. See {Ethylene}, and {Olefiant}.

{Dutch oven}, a tin screen for baking before an open fire or kitchen range; also, in the United States, a shallow iron kettle for baking, with a cover to hold burning coals.

{Dutch pink}, chalk, or whiting dyed yellow, and used in distemper, and for paper staining. etc. --Weale.

{Dutch rush} (Bot.), a species of horsetail rush or {Equisetum} ({Equisetum hyemale}) having a rough, siliceous surface, and used for scouring and polishing; -- called also {scouring rush}, and {shave grass}. See {Equisetum}.

{Dutch tile}, a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the like. [1913 Webster]

Note: Dutch was formerly used for German. [1913 Webster]

Germany is slandered to have sent none to this war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that other pilgrims, passing through that country, were mocked by the Dutch, and called fools for their pains. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scouring rush — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scouring rush — ☆ scouring rush [skour′iŋ ] n. HORSETAIL (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Scouring rush — Scour Scour (skour), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scoured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scouring}.] [Akin to LG. sch[ u]ren, D. schuren, schueren, G. scheuern, Dan. skure; Sw. skura; all possibly fr. LL. escurare, fr. L. ex + curare to take care. Cf. {Cure}.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scouring rush — Equisetum Eq ui*se tum, n.; pl. {Equiseta}. [L., the horsetail, fr. equus horse + seta a thick,, stiff hair, bristle.] (Bot.) A genus of vascular, cryptogamic, herbaceous plants; also called {horsetails}. [1913 Webster] Note: The {Equiseta} have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scouring rush — /ˈskaʊrɪŋ rʌʃ/ (say skowring rush) noun 1. Also, Dutch rush. a widespread plant, Equisetum hyemale, family Equisetaceae, having long, scarcely branched stems which were formerly used for scouring and polishing pots and pans. 2. any of several… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scouring rush — any of certain horsetails, esp. Equisetum hyemale, used for scouring and polishing. Also called Dutch rush. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • scouring rush — noun Date: circa 1818 horsetail; especially one (Equisetum hyemale) with strongly siliceous stems formerly used for scouring …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scouring rush — noun Any of certain horsetails, especially rough horsetail (Equisetum hyemale), formerly used for scouring and polishing …   Wiktionary

  • scouring rush — noun a horsetail with a very rough ridged stem, formerly used for scouring and polishing. [Genus Equisetum, in particular E. hyemale.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • scouring rush — noun evergreen erect horsetail with rough edged stems; formerly used for scouring utensils • Syn: ↑rough horsetail, ↑Equisetum hyemale, ↑Equisetum hyemale robustum, ↑Equisetum robustum • Hypernyms: ↑horsetail …   Useful english dictionary

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