- (in Biblical use) the papyrus, Cyperus papyrus.
- any of various rushes of the genera Scirpus and Typha.
Origin of bulrush
Examples from the Web for bulrush
Historical Examples of bulrush
On the oat-grass and the sword-grass, and the bulrush in the pool.
Through the bulrush stems John heard their voices and laughter.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He split the second bulrush as an experiment and just the same thing happened.The Crimson Fairy Book
My soul was bowed down like a bulrush for some days after I came here.The Story of My Life
It may here be mentioned that the bulrush of Scripture is undoubtedly the papyrus.Bible Animals;
J. G. Wood
Word Origin for bulrush
also bullrush, type of tall plant growing in or near water (in Biblical use, the Egyptian papyrus), mid-15c., bolroysche, from rush (n.); the signification of bull is doubtful.