\ 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

Other Words from bushy

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

Examples of bushy in a Sentence

an animal with a bushy tail
Recent Examples on the Web Sebastián Isaiah Garibay has short, straight black hair, medium-sized ears, a round face, an oval chin, slanted dark brown eyes, a dark complexion, robust cheeks, and bushy eyebrows, according to a description provided by authorities. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2022 Dennis Burke is a big burly presence with flashing eyes under bushy eyebrows, a man of obvious personal force, intellectual aspiration, and famously deft hands. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Aug. 2022 This pinching promotes compact, bushy growth later on. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2022 This is one of the easiest plants to grow, and there are many different types from trailing to more bushy, upright varieties. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 23 Aug. 2022 Atop a terrifyingly steep mountain in northeastern Turkey, the village of Haremtepe resembles an island surrounded by a vast ocean of green: verdant, bushy rows of tea plantations continue as far as the misty skies fleetingly allow to be seen. Peter Yeung, CNN, 23 Aug. 2022 The organization is funded almost entirely by a single octogenarian donor, has no office space or any full-time employees, and is led by a bushy-bearded Kentucky gun owner who sold several of his firearms to help launch the group. Eric Levenson, CNN, 14 Aug. 2022 Americans knew him as al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader, the bespectacled, bushy-bearded deputy to bin Laden. Rachel Pannett, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2022 These bushy little plants are fun additions to containers with their season-long color, texture and showy fruit, says Kopp. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bushy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bushy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushy. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for bushy


\ 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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