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Bush

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive), Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

Bushn. [OE. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to D. bosch, OHG. busc, G. busch, Icel. b, b, Dan. busk, Sw. buske, and also to LL. boscus, buscus, Pr. bosc, It. bosco, Sp. & Pg. bosque, F. bois, OF. bos. Whether the LL. or G. form is the original is uncertain; if the LL., it is perh. from the same source as E. box a case. Cf. Ambush, Boscage, Bouquet, Box a case.].
  •  A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.  [1913 Webster]
    " This was the original sense of the word, as in the Dutch bosch, a wood, and was so used by Chaucer. In this sense it is extensively used in the British colonies, especially at the Cape of Good Hope, and also in Australia and Canada; as, to live or settle in the bush."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.  [1913 Webster]
    "To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling flowers."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself.  [1913 Webster]
    "If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is true that a good play needs no epilogue."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The tail, or brush, of a fox.  [1913 Webster]
To beat about the bush, to approach anything in a round-about manner, instead of coming directly to it; -- a metaphor taken from hunting. -- Bush bean (Bot.), a variety of bean which is low and requires no support (Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus). See Bean, 1. -- Bush buck, or Bush goat (Zoöl.), a beautiful South African antelope (Tragelaphus sylvaticus); -- so called because found mainly in wooden localities. The name is also applied to other species. -- Bush cat (Zoöl.), the serval. See Serval. -- Bush chat (Zoöl.), a bird of the genus Pratincola, of the Thrush family. -- Bush dog. (Zoöl.) See Potto. -- Bush hammer. See Bushhammer in the Vocabulary. -- Bush harrow (Agric.) See under Harrow. -- Bush hog (Zoöl.), a South African wild hog (Potamochœrus Africanus); -- called also bush pig, and water hog. -- Bush master (Zoöl.), a venomous snake (Lachesis mutus) of Guinea; -- called also surucucu. -- Bush pea (Bot.), a variety of pea that needs to be bushed. -- Bush shrike (Zoöl.), a bird of the genus Thamnophilus, and allied genera; -- called also batarg. Many species inhabit tropical America. -- Bush tit (Zoöl.), a small bird of the genus Psaltriparus, allied to the titmouse. Psaltriparus minimus inhabits California.
Bushv. i. 
     To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
Bushv. t. 
  •  To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush; as, to bush a piece of land; to bush seeds into the ground.  [1913 Webster]
Bushn. [D. bus a box, akin to E. box; or F. boucher to plug.].
  •  A lining for a hole to make it smaller; a thimble or ring of metal or wood inserted in a plate or other part of machinery to receive the wear of a pivot or arbor.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
    " In the larger machines, such a piece is called a box, particularly in the United States."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.  Farrow.  [1913 Webster]
Bushv. t. 
     To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Bush, n.
1 a shrub or clump of shrubs with stems of moderate length.
2 a thing resembling this, esp. a clump of hair or fur.
3 (esp. in Australia and Africa) a wild uncultivated district; woodland or forest.
4 hist. a bunch of ivy as a vintner's sign.

Idiom
bush-baby (pl. -ies) a small African tree-climbing lemur; a galago. bush basil a culinary herb, Ocimum minimum. bush jacket a light cotton jacket with a belt. bush lawyer 1 Austral. & NZ a person claiming legal knowledge without qualifications for it.
2 NZ a bramble. bush-ranger hist. an Australian outlaw living in the bush. bush sickness a disease of animals due to a lack of cobalt in the soil. bush telegraph rapid spreading of information, a rumour, etc. go bush Austral. leave one's usual surroundings; run wild.
Bush, n. & v.
--n.
1 a metal lining for a round hole enclosing a revolving shaft etc.
2 a sleeve providing electrical insulation.
--v.tr. provide with a bush.

Etymology
MDu. busse BOX(1)

THESAURUS

Bush

Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, afforestation, arboretum, back country, backcountry, backwash, backwater, backwoods, barren, barren land, barrens, boondock, boondocks, borderland, bramble, brier, brier bush, brush, brushwood, bush country, bushing, bushveld, chase, climax forest, cloud forest, dendrology, desert, desolation, doubling, doublure, dust bowl, facing, filler, filling, forest, forest land, forest preserve, forestry, forests, fringing forest, frontier, gallery forest, greenwood, hanger, heath, hinterland, howling wilderness, index forest, inlay, inlayer, insole, interlineation, jungle, jungles, karroo, liner, lining, lunar landscape, lunar waste, national forest, outback, outpost, packing, padding, palmetto barrens, park, park forest, pine barrens, primeval forest, protection forest, rain forest, reforestation, salt flat, scrub, scrubland, scrubwood, selection forest, shrub, shrubbery, shrubland, shrubwood, silviculture, sprout forest, stand of timber, state forest, stuffing, the bush, timber, timberland, timbers, tree veld, uninhabited region, up-country, virgin forest, virgin land, virgin territory, wadding, wainscot, waste, wasteland, weary waste, wild, wild West, wilderness, wilds, wildwood, wood, woodland, woodlands, woods

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Bush

Part

N part, portion, dose, item, particular, aught, any, division, ward, subdivision, section, chapter, clause, count, paragraph, verse, article, passage, sector, segment, fraction, fragment, cantle, frustum, detachment, parcel, piece, lump, bit cut, cutting, chip, chunk, collop, slice, scale, lamina, small part, morsel, particle, installment, dividend, share, debris, odds and ends, oddments, detritus, excerpta, member, limb, lobe, lobule, arm, wing, scion, branch, bough, joint, link, offshoot, ramification, twig, bush, spray, sprig, runner, leaf, leaflet, stump, component part, sarmentum, compartment, department, county, fractional, fragmentary, sectional, aliquot, divided, in compartments, multifid, disconnected, partial, partly, in part, partially, piecemeal, part by part, by by installments, by snatches, by inches, by driblets, bit by bit, inch by inch, foot by foot, drop by drop, in detail, in lots.

Plain

N plain, table-land, face of the country, open country, champaign country, basin, downs, waste, weary waste, desert, wild, steppe, pampas, savanna, prairie, heath, common, wold, veldt, moor, moorland, bush, plateau, campagna, alkali flat, llano, mesa, mesilla, playa, shaking prairie, trembling prairie, vega, meadow, mead, haugh, pasturage, park, field, lawn, green, plat, plot, grassplat, greensward, sward, turf, sod, heather, lea, ley, lay, grounds, maidan, agostadero, champaign, alluvial, campestral, campestrial, campestrian, campestrine.

Vegetable

N vegetable, vegetable kingdom, flora, verdure, plant, tree, shrub, bush, creeper, herb, herbage, grass, annual, perennial, biennial, triennial, exotic, timber, forest, wood, woodlands, timberland, hurst, frith, holt, weald, park, chase, greenwood, brake, grove, copse, coppice, bocage, tope, clump of trees, thicket, spinet, spinney, underwood, brushwood, scrub, boscage, bosk, ceja, chaparal, motte, arboretum, bush, jungle, prairie, heath, heather, fern, bracken, furze, gorse, whin, grass, turf, pasture, pasturage, turbary, sedge, rush, weed, fungus, mushroom, toadstool, lichen, moss, conferva, mold, growth, alfalfa, alfilaria, banyan, blow, blowth, floret, petiole, pin grass, timothy, yam, yew, zinnia, foliage, branch, bough, ramage, stem, tigella, spray, leaf, flower, blossom, bine, flowering plant, timber tree, fruit tree, pulse, legume, vegetable, vegetal, vegetive, vegitous, herbaceous, herbal, botanic, sylvan, silvan, arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arborical, woody, grassy, verdant, verdurous, floral, mossy, lignous, ligneous, wooden, leguminous, vosky, cespitose, turf-like, turfy, endogenous, exogenous, green-robed senators of mighty woods, this is the forest primeval, vegetable, vegetable kingdom, flora, verdure, plant, tree, shrub, bush, creeper, herb, herbage, grass, annual, perennial, biennial, triennial, exotic, timber, forest, wood, woodlands, timberland, hurst, frith, holt, weald, park, chase, greenwood, brake, grove, copse, coppice, bocage, tope, clump of trees, thicket, spinet, spinney, underwood, brushwood, scrub, boscage, bosk, ceja, chaparal, motte, arboretum, bush, jungle, prairie, heath, heather, fern, bracken, furze, gorse, whin, grass, turf, pasture, pasturage, turbary, sedge, rush, weed, fungus, mushroom, toadstool, lichen, moss, conferva, mold, growth, alfalfa, alfilaria, banyan, blow, blowth, floret, petiole, pin grass, timothy, yam, yew, zinnia, foliage, branch, bough, ramage, stem, tigella, spray, leaf, flower, blossom, bine, flowering plant, timber tree, fruit tree, pulse, legume, vegetable, vegetal, vegetive, vegitous, herbaceous, herbal, botanic, sylvan, silvan, arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arborical, woody, grassy, verdant, verdurous, floral, mossy, lignous, ligneous, wooden, leguminous, vosky, cespitose, turf-like, turfy, endogenous, exogenous, green-robed senators of mighty woods, this is the forest primeval.


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