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Definition: Bog rush
, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to
LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum
butcher's broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.]
1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing
endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species
Note: Some species are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting
mats, and the pith is used in some places for wicks to
lamps and rushlights.
2. The merest trifle; a straw.
John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush.
. See under Bog
, any rush of the genus Scirpus
. See under Flowering
(a) Any plant of the genus Scleria
, rushlike plants with
hard nutlike fruits.
(b) A name for several species of Cyperus
, an Australian leguminous plant (Viminaria denudata
), having long, slender branches. Also, the
Spanish broom. See under Spanish
, See under Candle
, any grass of the genus Vilfa
, grasses with
wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets.
(Zo["o]l.), the natterjack.
. (Bot.) Same as Dutch rush
, under Dutch.
, any rushlike plant of the genus Eleocharis
in which the flowers grow in dense spikes.
, a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc.
), used in Oriental medical
, any plant of the genus Luzula
, which differs
in some technical characters from Juncus
(b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf.
Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.]
1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable
matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to
sink; a marsh; a morass.
Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit,
Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.
2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and
grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.]
. See Buck bean
(bump, to make a loud noise), Bog blitter
, Bog jumper
, the bittern. [Prov.]
, a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found
in the peat bogs of Ireland.
(Min.), a soil composed for the most part of
silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber. --P. Cyc.
. (Bot.) Same as Sphagnum
(Bot.), the sweet gale.
(a) An ore of iron found in boggy or swampy land; a
variety of brown iron ore, or limonite.
(b) Bog manganese, the hydrated peroxide of manganese.
(Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.
. See under Spavin