Complete Definition of "bush"

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Image:Buxus sempervirens 2.jpg|thumb|right|A bush (shrub).
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English

Pronunciation
IPA|/bÊÊ/
SAMPA|/bUS/
audio|en-us-bush.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÊÊ|-ÊÊ

Etymology 1
From OE. bysc woody plant via ME. bushe woody plant, possibly conflated with cognates such as Dan. busk, OF. busche firewood, and Medieval Anglo-Latin bosca firewood (from ML. busca, in turn a loan from a West Germanic *busk bush, thicket

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. A horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant that is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height; usually less than 6m tall.

Synonyms
shrub

Translations

Catalan: arbust m
Chinese:
:Simplified Chinese: çæ¨
:Traditional Chinese: çæ¨
:Pinyin: guanmu
Czech: keÅ m
Danish: busk#Danish|busk
Dutch: struik, heester
Finnish: pensas, puska
French: buisson m, arbrisseau m
German: Strauch m, Busch m
Hebrew: ש×× (siakh) m
Italian: arbusto#Italian|arbusto m, cespuglio m
Japanese:
:Kanji: ä½æ¨, çæ¨; èã¿
:Hiragana: ã¦ãã¼ã, ããã¼ã; ããã¿
:Romaji: teiboku, kanboku; shigemi
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Korean:
:Hangul: ìí
:Romaja: supur
Malayalam: à´àµà´±àµà´±à´¿à´àµà´àµà´à´¿ (kutticheti)
Polish: krzak m, krzew m
Portuguese: arbusto m
Romanian: arbust m
Russian:
:Cyrillic: кÑÑÑик m
:Roman: kustik
Slovak: ker m, krík m
Slovene: grm m
Spanish: arbusto#Spanish|arbusto m
Swedish: buske c
Telugu: à°ªà±à°¦ (poda)

Derived terms
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
bushy
beat about the bush, beat around the bush

Etymology 2
From the sign of a bush usually employed to indicate such places

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. archaic: A tavern or wine merchant.

Etymology 3
From D. bosch, first appearing in the Dutch colonies as the word for an uncleared district of a colony, and thence in British colonies as bush.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. Australia The countryside area of Australia that is neither arid nor remote enough to constitute the outback, and that can include areas of natural flora even within conurbations
  2. New Zealand An area of New Zealand covered in forest, especially native forest.
  3. baseball Amateurish behavior, short for "bush league behavior"

#: The way that pitcher showed up the batter after the strikeout was bush.

Derived terms
bushbaby
bushcraft
bushmeat
bush tucker
bush week
bushwhacker

Related terms
bushman (not derived from bush but in fact separately derived from Dutch)

See also
Alaskan bush

Translations
Swedish: bushen def. singular

Adjective
1. The Australian use of the noun "bush", used attributively.
::The bush vote; bush tucker; bush aristocracy

  1. defn|English

Etymology 4
Extended from bush (Etymology 1); cf. bushy. First occurrence is in 1745.

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. slang The pubic hair, especially that of a woman.

Translations

trans-top|pubic hair of a woman
trans-mid
Swedish: buske c
trans-bottom

trans-top|vulva of a woman
French: chatte f
Italian: figa f
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Etymology 5
etystub

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. A thick washer or hollow cylinder of metal (also bushing).
  2. A mechanical attachment, usually a metallic socket with a screw thread, such as the mechanism by which a camera is attached to a tripod.

Albanian

Pronunciation
IPA: /bÊÊ/

Noun
bush m (pl., bushe)

  1. (arb.) box(boxwood|wood).

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