burning bush

noun

Definition of burning bush

: any of several plants associated with fire (as by redness): such as
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c : a deciduous Asian shrub (Euonymus alata) of the spindle tree family having stems with corky wings and leaves that turn a brilliant red in autumn

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1785


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