scouring rush

NOUN
  1. evergreen erect horsetail with rough-edged stems; formerly used for scouring utensils
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How To Use scouring rush In A Sentence

  • Equisetum are known as horsetails, foxtails, or scouring rushes - this last name is derived from the fact that Equisetum stores granules of silica within its cells, making it an effective tool for scrubbing pots and polishing wood.
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