bulrush

noun bul·rush \ ˈbu̇l-ˌrəsh \
variants: or less commonly bullrush
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of bulrush

: any of several large rushes or sedges growing in wetlands: such as
a : 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 bristles
b British : either of two cattails (Typha latifolia and T. angustifolia)
c : papyrus

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Origin and Etymology of bulrush

Middle English bulrysche


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bulrush

noun bul·rush \ ˈbu̇l-ˌrəsh \

Definition of bulrush for Students

: any of several large rushes or sedges that grow in wet places


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