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Definition: Rush toad
, 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