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Definition: Nut rush
(n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D.
noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n["o]t, Dan.
1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the
almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting
of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.
2. A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal),
provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on
a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or
for transmitting motion. See Illust. of 1st Bolt
3. The tumbler of a gunlock. --Knight.
4. (Naut.) A projection on each side of the shank of an
anchor, to secure the stock in place.
5. pl. Testicles. [vulgar slang]
, Jam nut
, Lock nut
, a nut which is screwed up
tightly against another nut on the same bolt or screw, in
order to prevent accidental unscrewing of the first nut.
. See under Buoy
, screened coal of a size smaller than stove coal
and larger than pea coal; -- called also chestnut coal
(Zo["o]l.), any leucosoid crab of the genus
as, Ebalia tuberosa
(Bot.), See nut grass
in the vocabulary.
, a device, as a metal plate bent up at the
corners, to prevent a nut from becoming unscrewed, as by
. (Bot.) See under Pine
(Bot.), a genus of cyperaceous plants (Scleria
having a hard bony achene. Several species are found in
the United States and many more in tropical regions.
, a tree that bears nuts.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of weevils of the genus
and other allied genera, which in the larval
state live in nuts.
, 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