Definition of Green Grow the Rushes O from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Green Grow the Rushes O

 
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an old English folk song in which the line 'Green grow the rushes O' is repeated in every verse. Each verse names a number of people or things, mostly connected with the Bible, and repeats all the things named in the previous verses. The song is sometimes sung by children in British schools.