scouring-rush

scouring rush

noun
any of certain horsetails, especially Equisetum hyemale, used for scouring and polishing.
Also called Dutch rush.


Origin:
1810–20

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

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