Found 2 items, similar to Spike rush.
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Definition: spike rush
n : a sedge of the genus Eleocharis
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Definition: Spike rush
, n. [Akin to LG. spiker, spieker, a large nail, D.
spijker, Sw. spik, Dan. spiger, Icel. sp[=i]k; all perhaps
from L. spica a point, an ear of grain; but in the sense of
nail more likely akin to E. spoke of a wheel. Cf. Spine
1. A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron
set with points upward or outward.
2. Anything resembling such a nail in shape.
He wears on his head the corona radiata . . .; the
spikes that shoot out represent the rays of the sun.
3. An ear of corn or grain.
4. (Bot.) A kind of flower cluster in which sessile flowers
are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.
(Bot.), either of two tall perennial American
grasses (Uniola paniculata
, and U. latifolia
broad leaves and large flattened spikelets.
. (Bot.) See under Rush
(Zo["o]l.), any pteropod of the genus
having a slender conical shell.
, three horses, or a horse and a yoke of oxen,
harnessed together, a horse leading the oxen or the span.
, 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