thornbush

noun
thorn·​bush | \ ˈthȯrn-ˌbu̇sh How to pronounce thornbush (audio) \

Definition of thornbush

1 : any of various spiny or thorny shrubs or small trees
2 : a low growth of thorny shrubs especially of dry tropical regions

First Known Use of thornbush

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Thornbush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thornbush. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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