Definitions for bulrushˈbʊlˌrʌʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Category: Bible

    Ref: papyrus (def. 1). 1

  2. any of various rushes of the genera Scirpus, of the sedge family, and Typha, of the cattail family.

    Category: Plants

  3. Category: Plants

    Ref: cattail.

Origin of bulrush:

1400–50; late ME bulrish papyrus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cat's-tail, bullrush, bulrush, nailrod, reed mace, reedmace, Typha latifolia(noun)

    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

  2. bulrush, bullrush, common rush, soft rush, Juncus effusus(noun)

    tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America


  1. bulrush(Noun)

    Any of several wetland herbs, of the genus Scirpus, having clusters of spikelets; Any similar plant, such as papyrus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bulrush(noun)

    a kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water

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a tall strong water plant.

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