bush

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1bush

noun, often attributive \ˈbsh\

Definition of BUSH

1
a :  shrub; especially :  a low densely branched shrub
b :  a close thicket of shrubs suggesting a single plant
2
:  a large uncleared or sparsely settled area (as in Australia) usually scrub-covered or forested :  wilderness —usually used with the
3
a archaic :  a bunch of ivy formerly hung outside a tavern to indicate wine for sale
b obsolete :  tavern
c :  advertising <good wine needs no bush — Shakespeare>
4
:  a bushy tuft or mass <a bush of hair>; especially :  2brush 2a
5
:  minor league —usually used in plural <spent ten years in the bushes>

Origin of BUSH

Middle English; akin to Old High German busc forest
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with BUSH

2bush

verb

Definition of BUSH

transitive verb
:  to support, mark, or protect with bushes
intransitive verb
:  to extend like a bush :  resemble a bush

First Known Use of BUSH

15th century

3bush

adjective

Definition of BUSH

1
:  having a low-growing compact bushy habit —used especially of cultivated beans <bush snap beans>
2
:  serving, occurring in, or used in the bush <bush planes>

First Known Use of BUSH

1595

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

4bush

noun

Definition of BUSH

chiefly British
:  bushing

Origin of BUSH

Dutch bus bushing, box, from Middle Dutch busse box, from Late Latin buxis — more at box
First Known Use: 1566

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

5bush

adjective

Definition of BUSH

:  falling below acceptable standards :  unprofessional <bush behavior>

Origin of BUSH

short for bush-league
First Known Use: 1959

Bush

biographical name \ˈbsh\

Definition of BUSH

George (Herbert Walker) 1924– Am. polit.; 41st pres. of the United States (1989–93)

Bush

biographical name

Definition of BUSH

George W(alker) 1946– son of prec. Am. polit.; 43d pres. of the United States (2001–09)

Bush

biographical name

Definition of BUSH

Van*ne*var \və-ˈnē-vər\ 1890–1974 Am. electrical engineer

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