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scouring rush

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  1. any of certain horsetails, especially Equisetum hyemale, used for scouring and polishing.

Origin of scouring rush

First recorded in 1810–20
Also called Dutch rush.
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British Dictionary definitions for scouring rush

scouring rush

  1. any of several horsetails, esp Equisetum hyemale, that have rough-ridged stems and were formerly used for scouring and polishing
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