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Noun: bulrush  'bûl,rúsh
  1. Tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa
    - cat's-tail, bullrush, nailrod, reed mace, reedmace, Typha latifolia
  2. Tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America
    - bullrush, common rush, soft rush, Juncus effusus

Derived forms: bulrushes

Type of: cattail, rush

Part of: genus Juncus, Juncus

Encyclopedia: Bulrush