\ ˈbu̇-shē How to pronounce bushy (audio) \
bushier; bushiest

Definition of bushy

1 : full of or overgrown with bushes
2 : resembling a bush especially : being thick and spreading

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Other Words from bushy

bushily \ ˈbu̇-​shə-​lē How to pronounce bushily (audio) \ adverb
bushiness \ ˈbu̇-​shē-​nəs How to pronounce bushiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of bushy in a Sentence

an animal with a bushy tail

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The performance that really brings Briarpatch to life is Ferguson's, showcasing a reprise for his bushy Mad Men beard and enough scenery-chewing energy to occasionally propel the show even in his absence. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Briarpatch': TV Review | TIFF 2019," 7 Sep. 2019 He was described as being tall with a muscular build and a bushy black beard. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Gunman in no hurry as he empties safes, cash register at pawn shop," 6 Sep. 2019 These grasses have bushy florets hosting grass awns, seeds with a sharp appendage meant to burrow into the ground. Molly Korzenowski, Twin Cities, "A walk in tall grass could seriously injure your dogs — here’s how to protect them.," 3 Sep. 2019 Pae also beat the singer's brow's to slightly bushy, fluffy perfection. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Normani Is Already Winning the VMAs Red Carpet With Her Shimmery Purple Smoky Eye," 27 Aug. 2019 James Stacy, played by Timothy Olyphant (L.A. Times Archive, left; Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images) A shaggier hairstyle and bushier eyebrows seem to be the only traits separating late western star Stacy from his onscreen counterpart Olyphant. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "What did the real characters in ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ look like?," 27 July 2019 The bushy-haired legislator walking around the Capitol served as a visual reminder the bill hadn't passed yet. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lawmaker who vowed no haircuts until sign language interpreter bill passed finally gets buzz cut as deaf community cheers," 2 July 2019 The competition’s second-place honor went to Wild Thang, a bushy-haired Pekingese who once contracted distemper, a viral disease that left Wild Thang with slight paralysis of the jaw and a front leg that never stops paddling. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Meet Scamp the Tramp, the World’s Ugliest Dog," 25 June 2019 Sure, the bushy perms of the 80s might be out of vogue, but there are plenty of modern hair perms that are actually gorgeous. Katie Berohn, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Modern Hair Perms," 30 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of bushy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bushy was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of bushy

: very thick and full
of a plant : having a lot of branches and leaves


\ ˈbu̇-shē How to pronounce bushy (audio) \
bushier; bushiest

Kids Definition of bushy

1 : being thick and spreading a bushy beard a bushy tail
2 : overgrown with bushes a bushy yard

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