The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: rus

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etymology 1 Germanic, from Middle Dutch rusch, rosch, ruysch, risch, resch; however the Juncaceae plants may constitute a parallel etymology Alternative forms: rusch (obsolete), rosch, ruisch, risch, resch (all obsolete)
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A sod, turf of soil, grass, reed or other vegetation
  2. The graminal plant {{taxlink}} or {{taxlink}}
  3. A grass-like plant, (bul)rush, notably of the genera Juncus and Luzula.
  4. (slang) police detective
Synonyms: (sod) plag, zode, (Armeria species) pastoorsgras {{g2}}, (plant rush) bies, bloembies, veldbies
etymology 2 Germanic?
adjective: {{head}}
  1. alternative form of ruis

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