bulrush vs reedmace what difference

what is difference between bulrush and reedmace

English

Alternative forms

  • bullrush

Etymology

From Middle English bulrish, perhaps from bule (bull) (in the sense of “large”) plus rish (rush).

Noun

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).

Related terms

  • rush

Translations

See also

  • cattail
  • papyrus
  • reed
  • sedge

Further reading

  • bulrush on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Cyperaceae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Cyperaceae on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons


English

Alternative forms

  • reed-mace

Etymology

reed +‎ mace

Noun

reedmace (plural reedmaces)

  1. A water plant, the cattail.

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