\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web That could put the swarms in India’s bushy center very soon. New York Times, "‘Overtaken by Aliens’: India Faces Another Plague as Locusts Swarm," 27 May 2020 These are bushy, easy-to-grow small trees but a little inconsistent on production. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "The best fruit crops to plant in North Texas," 5 May 2020 Will our hair be long and unkempt, our beards bushy and brittle? Scottie Andrew, CNN, "How to keep up your grooming regimen in isolation — without disaster," 11 Apr. 2020 The force of the crash detached the pickup from the trailer, causing the pickup to slowly drive into a bushy median separating the main lanes and the frontage road. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Driver charged after deadly wreck on East Freeway near Cloverleaf," 28 Feb. 2020 This can be repeated a couple of more times to make a very bushy sweet pea vine. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "This is the year to try starting your sweet peas in February," 30 Jan. 2020 Glue’ Glia take many forms to perform their specialized functions: Some are sheathlike, while others are spindly, bushy or star-shaped. Quanta Magazine, "Glial Brain Cells, Long in Neurons’ Shadow, Reveal Hidden Powers," 27 Jan. 2020 The traditional owners of this land have used circle burn techniques for thousands of years to control the build-up of hazardous material – leaf matter, bark, fallen dead wood, low bushy trees. Fox News, "Climate change or poor policy? As Australia’s wildfires see some relief, the blame game ascends," 17 Jan. 2020 Instead, thick, bushy, healthy-looking brows are still dominating the runways and our social media. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "What Is Brow Lamination?," 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bushy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jun 2020

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“Bushy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce bushy (audio)

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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