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scouring rush

noun
1.
any of certain horsetails, especially Equisetum hyemale, used for scouring and polishing.
Also called Dutch rush.
Origin of scouring rush
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • Well, Little Mitchells tail reminded his lady of the scouring rush.

    Little Mitchell Margaret W. Morley
British Dictionary definitions for scouring rush

scouring rush

noun
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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