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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
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • Growing under them are sedges, rushes, and scouring rush.
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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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