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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rush n.
 1. Bot. A name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
 Note:Some species are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats, and the pith is used in some places for wicks to lamps and rushlights.
 2. The merest trifle; a straw.
    John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush.   --Arbuthnot.
 Bog rush. See under Bog.
 Club rush, any rush of the genus Scirpus.
 Flowering rush. See under Flowering.
 Nut rush (a) Any plant of the genus Scleria, rushlike plants with hard nutlike fruits. (b) A name for several species of Cyperus having tuberous roots.
 Rush broom, an Australian leguminous plant (Viminaria denudata), having long, slender branches. Also, the Spanish broom. See under Spanish.
 Rush candle, See under Candle.
 Rush grass, any grass of the genus Vilfa, grasses with wiry stems and one-flowered spikelets.
 Rush toad Zool., the natterjack.
 Scouring rush. Bot. Same as Dutch rush, under Dutch.
 Spike rush, any rushlike plant of the genus Eleocharis, in which the flowers grow in dense spikes.
 Sweet rush, a sweet-scented grass of Arabia, etc. (Andropogon schoenanthus), used in Oriental medical practice.
 Wood rush, any plant of the genus Luzula, which differs in some technical characters from Juncus.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flow·er·ing, a. Bot. Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc.
 Flowering fern, a genus of showy ferns (Osmunda), with conspicuous bivalvular sporangia. They usually grow in wet places.
 Flowering plants, plants which have stamens and pistils, and produce true seeds; phenogamous plants; -- distinguished from flowerless plants.
 Flowering rush, a European rushlike plant (Butomus umbellatus), with an umbel of rosy blossoms.