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Meaning of BULRUSH

Pronunciation:  'bûl`rush

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America
  2. [n]  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

BULRUSH is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bullrush, cat's-tail, common rush, Juncus effusus, nailrod, reed mace, reedmace, soft rush, Typha latifolia
 See Also: cattail, genus Juncus, Juncus, rush



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bul"rush`\, n. [OE. bulrysche, bolroysche; of uncertain
origin, perh. fr. bole stem + rush.] (Bot.)
A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.

Note: The name bulrush is applied in England especially to
      the cat-tail ({Typha latifolia} and {T. angustifolia})
      and to the lake club-rush ({Scirpus lacustris}); in
      America, to the {Juncus effusus}, and also to species
      of {Scirpus} or club-rush.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) In Isa. 58:5 the rendering of a word which denotes "belonging to a marsh," from the nature of the soil in which it grows (Isa. 18:2). It was sometimes platted into ropes (Job. 41:2; A.V., "hook," R.V., "rope," lit. "cord of rushes").

(2.) In Ex. 2:3, Isa. 18:2 (R.V., "papyrus") this word is the translation of the Hebrew _gome_, which designates the plant as absorbing moisture. In Isa. 35:7 and Job 8:11 it is rendered "rush." This was the Egyptian papyrus (papyrus Nilotica). It was anciently very abundant in Egypt. The Egyptians made garments and shoes and various utensils of it. It was used for the construction of the ark of Moses (Ex. 2:3, 5). The root portions of the stem were used for food. The inside bark was cut into strips, which were sewed together and dried in the sun, forming the papyrus used for writing. It is no longer found in Egypt, but grows luxuriantly in Palestine, in the marshes of the Huleh, and in the swamps at the north end of the Lake of Gennesaret. (See CANE.)