\ 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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These flowers show Hodge’s mastery of plushwork, a technique where loops of silk thread are sewn and cut to create a bushy finish. Washington Post, "Don’t sleep on this Smithsonian quilt exhibit," 1 Aug. 2019 It was later identified as a fanfin seadevil, a ghoul of the deep with a bushy lure. William J. Broad, New York Times, "The Creepy Anglerfish Comes to Light. (Just Don’t Get Too Close.)," 29 July 2019 Knockout is a compact bushy plant that has deep green foliage and is exceptionally resistance to diseases. Stan Davidson, sun-sentinel.com, "Your Home: Everything’s coming up roses," 24 July 2019 Commuters will notice the bushy 15-foot-tall plants in fields around the metro area. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "Hemp — and hope — sprouts in Minnesota fields," 16 June 2019 On Monday, a huge crowd of space enthusiasts gathered at the gates of Satish Dhawan Space Center, which sits on an empty, bushy coastal plain. New York Times, "India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission on Second Try," 22 July 2019 An investigation is ongoing to find out why the bushy-branched tree fell. Fox News, "California 'Lorax' tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss mysteriously falls," 20 June 2019 So if Austin has bushy ‘60s hair then maybe Dr. Evil should have no hair. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "Fat Bastard and Mini-Me turn 20: Mike Myers on creating the memorable Austin Powers characters," 11 June 2019 It's been a learning lesson to get everything together and show up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Jonathan Van Ness back in Phoenix for 'Road to Beijing' tour: 'It's gonna be gorgeous'," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bushy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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