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  1. any of various juncaceous plants of the genus Luzula, chiefly of cold and temperate regions of the N hemisphere, having grasslike leaves and small brown flowers
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Examples from the Web for woodrush

Historical Examples

  • It is well represented in Britain by the two genera which comprise nearly the whole order—Juncus, rush, and Luzula, woodrush.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5


  • This cliff or series of cliffs is broken into ledges, all coated with a long growth of woodrush.

  • As on the Galtees, a few miles west, dense masses of a species of woodrush often render the holding treacherous.