\ 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 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 The second is the odd windscreen configuration, in which the outer windscreens look like bushy eyebrows. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 July 2021 The superintendent in charge of second shift, a giant man with a bushy white beard and a missing right thumb, sounded pleased. Michael Holtz, The Atlantic, 14 June 2021 In my experience the best flies for this time of year are often trout flies like size 12 beetles and bushy dry flies on top and beadhead soft hackle and wooly buggers subsurface. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 4 July 2021 Cut it back after initial flowering to encourage bushy regrowth and reflowering well into the fall. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 3 June 2021 Celebrities including our own Jim Carrey grew thick bushy beards and embraced their natural wild man look during the last year. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, 5 Mar. 2021 Deep yellow flowers cover bushy plants 14 to 16 inches tall. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 21 June 2021 Try to stay off trail and away from bushy areas and woodpiles, where rattlesnakes can be hiding. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 June 2021 The plant forms bushy, upright clumps about 18 inches tall and wide. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 3 June 2021

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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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“Bushy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushy. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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