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[ruhsh-ee] /ˈrʌʃ i/
adjective, rushier, rushiest.
abounding with rushes or their stems.
covered or strewn with rushes.
consisting or made of rushes.
Origin of rushy
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at rush2, -y1
Related forms
rushiness, noun Unabridged
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  • “We were in the meadows by Ghyllfoot this afternoon, and they were looking very sour and rushy,” he said.

    The Gold Trail Harold Bindloss
  • This arises from the turfy roots of the rushy tribe of plants, which, though killed by the draining, still occupy the ground.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
  • They went as far up-stream as the little steamer could run, and then landed on the bank which abutted on some rushy meadows.

    Agatha's Husband Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • The Tamar and Torridge spring from a rushy knoll on the eastern wilds of Morwenstow, three miles from the sea.

    Nooks and Corners of Cornwall C. A. Dawson Scott
  • Anne, now, drives me nearly wild with her rushy, helter-skelter ways.

    The Girls and I Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • The rushy papyrus formed the couches; bread was their only meat, water their drink, salt the seasoning, and cresses the delicacy.

  • The nests of the Little Grebe may be found floating in every rushy pool.

  • A rushy glen is a narrow valley in which many rushes or swamp reeds grow.

  • They are much employed throughout the Puna to hunt the “yutu,” a species of partridge which inhabits the rushy grass.

    The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid
  • The first of September, the time for opening the rushy Shore school, had come, and the youth was still unable to walk.

    Ishmael Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for rushy


adjective rushier, rushiest
abounding in, covered with, or made of rushes
Derived Forms
rushiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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