bushier; bushiest
: full of or overgrown with bushes
: resembling a bush
especially : being thick and spreading
bushily adverb
bushiness noun

Examples of bushy in a Sentence

an animal with a bushy tail
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Bushy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushy. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


bushier; bushiest
: overgrown with bushes
: resembling a bush : being thick and spreading
a bushy beard
bushiness noun

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