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bulrush (plural bulrushes)

  1. Any of several wetland plants, mostly in the family Cyperaceae (the sedges):
    1. (Americas) Sedges in the genera Bolboschoenus or Schoenoplectus (formerly considered Scirpus), having clusters of spikelets.
    2. (Britain) Cattails or reedmace, in the genus Typha
    3. (biblical) A plant referred to in the story of Moses as growing along the banks of the Nile, which is believed to be the papyrus, Cyperus papyrus.

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