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Dutch rush

Origin of Dutch rush
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The sheaths of the Dutch rush clasp the stem of the plant very closely.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
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Dutch rush

(sometimes not capital) a horsetail, Equisetum hyemale, whose siliceous stems have been used for polishing and scouring pots and pans Also called scouring rush
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