bush


bush
bush
bush1 [boosh]
n.
[ME < OE busc (in place names) < WGmc * busk-; ME busk, bosk < ML boscus < Frank busk, of same WGmc orig.]
1. a woody plant having many stems branching out low instead of one main stem or trunk; shrub
2. a thicket of shrubs
3. anything resembling a bush; esp.,
a) a thickly furred tail
b) Slang a beard
4. [< Colonial Du bosch, bush] shrubby woodland or uncleared country, esp. wild or unsettled frontier country: usually with the
5.
a) a branch of ivy as a symbol for wine, formerly used on tavern signboards
b) Obs. a tavern
vi.
to grow thickly or spread out like a bush
vt.
to decorate, cover, or surround with bushes
adj.
☆ [see BUSH LEAGUE] Slang unprofessional, cheap, petty, etc.
unprofessional, cheap, petty, etc.
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beat around the bush
to talk around a subject without getting to the point
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☆ the bushes
Slang rural or small-town districts
bush2 [boosh]
Brit.
n.
[MDu busse, box < ML buxis: see BOX1]
BUSHING
vt.
to fit with a bushing

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