scouring rush


: horsetail
especially : one (Equisetum hyemale) with strongly siliceous stems formerly used for scouring

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scouring rush was circa 1818

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“Scouring rush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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