Dutch 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 hollow jointed stems and no true leaves. The cuticle often contains siliceous granules, so that one species ({E. hyemale}) is used for scouring and polishing, under the name of {Dutch rush} or {scouring rush}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dutch 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dutch rush — noun Usage: often capitalized D : a scouring rush (Equisitum hyemale) * * * Dutch rush noun A horsetail (Equisetum hyemale) with much silica in its stem, used for polishing • • • Main Entry: ↑Dutch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dutch rush. — See scouring rush. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dutch rush — /dʌtʃ ˈrʌʃ/ (say duch rush) noun a widespread horsetail, Equisetum hyemale, the long, scarcely branched siliceous stems of which were formerly used for scouring pots and pans …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dutch rush. — See scouring rush. [1820 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutch auction — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutch cheese — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutch clinker — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dutch clover — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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