Flowering 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 with soft, slender stems, as the species of {Juncus} and {Scirpus}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Some species are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats, and the pith is used in some places for wicks to lamps and rushlights. [1913 Webster]

2. The merest trifle; a straw. [1913 Webster]

John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

{Bog rush}. See under {Bog}.

{Club rush}, any rush of the genus {Scirpus}.

{Flowering rush}. See under {Flowering}.

{Nut rush} (a) Any plant of the genus {Scleria}, rushlike plants with hard nutlike fruits. (b) A name for several species of {Cyperus} having tuberous roots.

{Rush broom}, an Australian leguminous plant ({Viminaria denudata}), having long, slender branches. Also, the Spanish broom. See under {Spanish}.

{Rush candle}, See under {Candle}.

{Rush grass}, any grass of the genus {Vilfa}, grasses with wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets.

{Rush toad} (Zo["o]l.), the natterjack.

{Scouring rush}. (Bot.) Same as {Dutch rush}, under {Dutch.}

{Spike rush}, any rushlike plant of the genus {Eleocharis}, in which the flowers grow in dense spikes.

{Sweet rush}, a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc. ({Andropogon sch[oe]nanthus}), used in Oriental medical practice.

{Wood rush}, any plant of the genus {Luzula}, which differs in some technical characters from {Juncus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Flowering rush — Flowering Flow er*ing, a. (Bot.) Having conspicuous flowers; used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc. [1913 Webster] {Flowering fern}, a genus of showy ferns ({Osmunda}), with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flowering-rush — skėtinis bėžis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bėžinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Butomus umbellatus), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Butomus umbellatus angl. flowering rush; grassy rush; water… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • flowering-rush — bėžis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bėžinių (Butomaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Butomus). atitikmenys: lot. Butomus angl. flowering rush vok. Blumenbinse; Schwanenblume rus. сусак lenk. łączeń …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • flowering rush — /flaʊərɪŋ ˈrʌʃ/ (say flowuhring rush) noun an aquatic herb of the family Butomaceae, with long narrow leaves and umbels of pink flowers, Butomus umbellatus, of Europe and temperate Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • flowering rush — ▪ plant       perennial freshwater plant native to Eurasia, now common throughout the north temperate zone. B. umbellatus is the only species of the family Butomaceae.       Long, tapering leaves extend the full height of about 1 metre (about 40… …   Universalium

  • flowering rush — noun : an aquatic or marsh plant (Butomus umbellatus) with sharp 3 cornered linear leaves and an umbel of rosy blossoms that is native to Europe but naturalized in waters adjacent to the St. Lawrence river …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rush — /rush/, n. 1. Benjamin, 1745 1813, U.S. physician and political leader: author of medical treatises. 2. his son, Richard, 1780 1859, U.S. lawyer, politician, and diplomat. * * * I Any of several flowering plants distinguished by cylindrical… …   Universalium

  • 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 with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rush broom — 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

  • Rush candle — 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

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