Definition of rushbearing in English:

rushbearing

noun

  • An annual ceremony performed chiefly in parts of northern England, in which rushes and garlands are carried to a church and used to strew the floor or decorate the walls.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Parish Documents York. From rush + bearing.

Pronunciation

rushbearing

/ˈrʌʃˌbɛːrɪŋ/