thornbush

noun

thorn·​bush ˈthȯrn-ˌbu̇sh How to pronounce thornbush (audio)
1
: any of various spiny or thorny shrubs or small trees
2
: a low growth of thorny shrubs especially of dry tropical regions

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thornbush. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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