Definition of bulrush
: any of several large rushes or sedges growing in wetlands: such asa : any of a genus (Scirpus, especially S. lacustris) of annual or perennial sedges that bear solitary or much-clustered spikelets containing perfect flowers with a perianth of six bristlesb British : either of two cattails (Typha latifolia and T. angustifolia)c : papyrus
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Yet this largely wordless series of tableaus tells a story of abandonment, and the baby in the bulrushes isn’t the only injured party.
Muskrat lodges—small mounds made from bulrush and cattail—dot the landscape.
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Origin and Etymology of bulrush
Middle English bulrysche
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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: any of several large rushes or sedges that grow in wet places
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