Bulrush or bullrush may refer to:

Tall rush-like wetland plants
* Bulrush (in most modern usages of British English), "Typha" (reedmace or cattail)
* Bulrush (in American English and older botanical usages in British English), one of several larger sedges, typically of the following genera:
**Bulrush, "Scirpus"
**Bulrush, "Bolboschoenus"
**Bulrush, "Schoenoplectus" (the most common older British English use)
**Bulrush, "Cyperus"
**Bulrushes, the material used for making the ark of bulrushes in which the infant Moses was found: probably paper reed ("Cyperus papyrus")

* Task Force Bullrush, a task force led by the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Iraq in 2006 and 2007
* Bullrush, the name used in Australia and New Zealand for British Bulldogs (game), a children's playground game

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  • Bulrush — Bul rush (b[.u]l r[u^]sh ), 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The name bulrush is applied in England especially to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulrush — [bool′rush΄] n. [ME bulryshe < bol, stem (see BOLE1) + rusche,RUSH2] 1. any of a number of marsh plants (genus Scirpus) of the sedge family, having slender, round or triangular, solid stems tipped with brown spikelets of minute flowers 2. Brit …   English World dictionary

  • bulrush — also bullrush, type of tall plant growing in or near water (in Biblical use, the Egyptian papyrus), mid 15c., bolroysche, from RUSH (Cf. rush) (n.); the signification of bull is doubtful …   Etymology dictionary

  • bulrush — (also bullrush) ► NOUN ▪ a reed mace or similar waterside plant. ORIGIN probably from BULL(Cf. ↑bull) in the sense «large, coarse» …   English terms dictionary

  • bulrush — /bool rush /, n. 1. (in Biblical use) the papyrus, Cyperus papyrus. 2. any of various rushes of the genera Scirpus and Typha. [1400 50; late ME bulrish papyrus, prob. BULL1 + rish RUSH2] * * * Any of the annual or perennial grasslike plants… …   Universalium

  • bulrush — UK [ˈbʊlˌrʌʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms bulrush : singular bulrush plural bulrushes British a tall plant that grows near water, with long thin leaves and a dark brown flower that looks like a stick …   English dictionary

  • bulrush — cattail cat tail, Cat tail Cat tail(k[a^]t t[=a]l), n. (Bot.) A tall erect rush or flag ({Typha latifolia}) growing widely in fresh and salt marshes, with long, flat, sword shaped leaves, having clusters of small brown flowers in a dense… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bulrush — švendras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Švendrinių (Typhaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Typha). atitikmenys: lot. Typha angl. bulrush; cat’s tail; reedmace vok. Rohrkolben rus. рогоз lenk. pałka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • bulrush — also bullrush noun Etymology: Middle English bulrysche Date: 15th century any of several large rushes or sedges growing in wetlands: as a. any of a genus (Scirpus, especially S. lacustris) of annual or perennial sedges that bear solitary or much… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bulrush — noun Any of several wetland herbs, of the genus Scirpus, having clusters of spikelets; Any similar plant, such as papyrus See Also: rush …   Wiktionary

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