Meaning of “bulrush” in the English Dictionary


"bulrush" in English

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bulrushnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊl.rʌʃ/ us /ˈbʊl.rʌʃ/

Examples from literature

  • A line of green bulrushes fringed this spring. 
  • It stood alone beside a swamp bordered with alder thickets and tall bulrushes. 
  • The hut itself was hidden away in a little clump of swamp willows that grew upon a mound in the midst of a marshy plain, broken here and there by patches of reed and bulrushes. 
  • There were great banks of mud, out of which grew the bulrushes. 
  • Through the bulrush stems John heard their voices and laughter. 

(Definition of “bulrush” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)