From (etyl) busch, busshe, from (etyl) busc, , (etyl) bois and buisson, (etyl) bosco and boscaglia, (etyl) bosque, (etyl) bosque) derive from the Germanic. The sense 'pubic hair' was first attested in 1745.
(horticulture) A woody plant distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, being usually less than six metres tall; a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category .
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. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
(slang, vulgar) A person's pubic hair, especially'' a woman's; ''loosely , a woman's vulva.
* 1749 , (John Cleland), Memoirs Of Fanny Hill ,
Gutenberg eBook #25305,
* 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 787:
- As he stood on one side, unbuttoning his waistcoat and breeches, her fat brawny thighs hung down, and the whole greasy landscape lay fairly open to my view; a wide open mouthed gap, overshaded with a grizzly bush , seemed held out like a beggar?s wallet for its provision.
A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree.
- But no, the little pool of semen was there, proof positive, with droplets caught hanging in her bush .
A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself.
* (William Shakespeare)
(hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.
- If it be true that good wine needs no bush , 'tis true that a good play needs no epilogue.
* (category of woody plant) shrub
* See also
* a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
* beat about the bush/beat around the bush
* bush airline
* bush fire
* bush frog
* bush telegraph
To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.
* 1726 , '', 1839, Samuel Johnson (editor), ''The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ,
To set bushes for; to support with bushes.
- Around it, and above, for ever green, / The bushing alders form'd a shady scene.
To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush.
- to bush peas
- to bush''' a piece of land; to '''bush seeds into the ground
From the sign of a bush usually employed to indicate such places.
(archaic) A tavern or wine merchant.
* good wine needs no bush
From (etyl) bosch'' (modern ''bos'') ("''wood, forest "), first appearing in the Dutch colonies to designate an uncleared district of a colony, and thence adopted in British colonies as bush.
Rural areas, typically remote, wooded, undeveloped and uncultivated.
# (Australia) The countryside area of Australia that is less arid and less remote than the outback; loosely , areas of natural flora even within conurbations.
#* 1894 , (Henry Lawson), We Called Him “Ally” for Short'', ''Short Stories in Prose and Verse ,
Gutenberg Australia eBook #0607911,
#* 1899 , , (Dot and the Kangaroo) ,
- I remember, about five years ago, I was greatly annoyed by a ghost, while doing a job of fencing in the bush between here and Perth.
Gutenberg Australia eBook #0900681h,
#* 2000 , Robert Holden, Paul Cliff, Jack Bedson, The Endless Playground: Celebrating Australian Childhood ,
- Little Dot had lost her way in the bush .
# (New Zealand) An area of New Zealand covered in forest, especially native forest.
# (Canadian) The wild forested areas of Canada; upcountry.
(Canadian) A woodlot or on a farm.
- The theme of children lost in the bush is a well-worked one in Australian art and literature.
* Alaskan bush
* bush ague
* bush aircraft
* bush airline
* bush bread
* bush buggy
* bush camp
* bush clearing
* bush coat
* bush company
* bush country
* bush cowboy
* bush fever
* bush fire
* bush flier, bush flyer
* bush flying
* bush gang
* bush horse
* bush Indian
* bush lawyer
* bush lore
* bush lot
* bush mail
* (Canadian) bushman
* bush meat, bushmeat
* bush partridge
* bush party
* bush people
* bush pilot
* bush plane
* bush rabbit
* bush ranch
* bush ranching
* bushranger, bush-ranger
* bush rat
* bush road
* bush searcher
* bush tavern
* bush tea
* bush trail
* bush tucker
* bush week
* go bush
* sugar bush
* take to the bush
* backblock, outback
* bushman (not derived from bush but separately derived from cognate Dutch)
The noun "bush", used attributively.
- The bush' vote; '''bush''' party; '''bush''' tucker; '''bush''' aristocracy; ' bush tea
(Australia) Towards the direction of the outback.
- On hatching, the chicks scramble to the surface and head bush on their own.
(colloquial) Not skilled; not professional; not major league.
- They're supposed to be a major league team, but so far they've been bush .
(baseball) Amateurish behavior, short for "bush league behavior"
- The way that pitcher showed up the batter after the strikeout was bush .
From (etyl) busse 'box; wheel bushing', from (etyl) .
A thick washer or hollow cylinder of metal (also bushing).
A mechanical attachment, usually a metallic socket with a screw thread, such as the mechanism by which a camera is attached to a tripod stand.
A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
To furnish with a bush or lining.
- to bush a pivot hole
(etyl) arbour, from (etyl) .
* arbour (chiefly British)
A shady sitting place, usually in a park or garden, and usually surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines and other vegetation.
A grove of trees.
An axis or shaft supporting a rotating part on a lathe.
A bar for supporting cutting tools.
A spindle of a wheel.