thorn·​bush ˈthȯrn-ˌbu̇sh How to pronounce thornbush (audio)
: any of various spiny or thorny shrubs or small trees
: a low growth of thorny shrubs especially of dry tropical regions

Examples of thornbush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video designers Yoav Dagan and Kirsti Cumming project long roads or startling landscapes of rock and thornbush onto the set, and the mood drifts hypnotically as Michael approaches total attunement with the earth. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thornbush was in the 15th century

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“Thornbush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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