Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of rushes; rushlike.
  • adj. Abounding in rushes: a rushy marsh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. abounding in rushes
  • adj. having the characteristics of a rush; rushlike

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding with rushes.
  • adj. Made of rushes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding with rushes.
  • Made of rushes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. abounding in rushes

Etymologies

rush +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The eldest had drained a small field, which used to be called the rushy field, from its having been quite covered with rushes.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 02

  • There was no "rushy" side effects, just a little bit of energy.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store

  • Suddenly half a dozen cows burst out of the ruin where they had been sheltering from the sun; heads forward and tails held high, they galloped off across the rushy ground, shocked at my appearance.

    Country diary

  • Low ground, protected from high tides by an embankment, is rushy, waterlogged and puddled with rainwater and runoff.

    Country diary: Bere Alston, Tamar Valley

  • All this relaxes the first-time wanderer on these slopes, ill-prepared for the horror of what is to come further north – the ill-drained, rushy moor between Hayes farm and Spout farm, a hellish concoction of tussock-islands surrounded by standing, peaty water.

    Country diary: Staffordshire Moorlands

  • I thinky Ricpic has a little crushy rushy on the titustutudancearabasque.

    Who will determine whether John McCain is a "natural-born citizen," qualified for the presidency?

  • And the town being pretty well all wall, guard-house, gateway, sentry-box, drawbridge, reedy ditch, and rushy dike, the town was pretty well all soldiers.

    Somebody's Luggage

  • All the livelong day the search went on; upon the river, with barge and pole, and drag and net; upon the muddy and rushy shore, with jack – boots, hatchet, spade, rope, dogs, and all imaginable appliances.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • From velveteens to dimities is barely a fivefinger span and hence these camelback excesses are thought to have been instigated by one or either of the causing causes of all, those rushy hollow heroines in their skirtsleeves, be she ma-gretta be she the posque.

    Finnegans Wake

  • ‘Then turn to-night, and freely share Whate’er my cell bestows; My rushy couch, and frugal fare, My blessing and repose.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

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