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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bush  \Bush\,  n.  [OE.  bosch,  busch,  buysch,  bosk,  busk;  akin  to 
  D.  bosch,  OHG.  busc,  G.  busch,  Icel.  b[=u]skr,  b[=u]ski,  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.] 
  1.  A  thicket,  or  place  abounding  in  trees  or  shrubs;  a  wild 
  forest. 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  2.  A  shrub;  esp.,  a  shrub  with  branches  rising  from  or  near 
  the  root;  a  thick  shrub  or  a  cluster  of  shrubs. 
 
  To  bind  a  bush  of  thorns  among  sweet-smelling 
  flowers.  --Gascoigne. 
 
  3.  A  shrub  cut  off  or  a  shrublike  branch  of  a  tree;  as 
  bushes  to  support  pea  vines. 
 
  4.  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 
 
  If  it  be  true  that  good  wine  needs  no  bush,  't  is 
  true  that  a  good  play  needs  no  epilogue.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Hunting)  The  tail,  or  brush,  of  a  fox. 
 
  {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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  serval.  See  {Serval}. 
 
  {Bush  chat}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  bird  of  the  genus  {Pratincola},  of 
  the  Thrush  family. 
 
  {Bush  dog}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Potto}. 
 
  {Bush  hammer}.  See  {Bushhammer}  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Bush  harrow}  (Agric.)  See  under  {Harrow}. 
 
  {Bush  hog}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  South  African  wild  hog 
  ({Potamoch[oe]rus  Africanus});  --  called  also  {bush  pig}, 
  and  {water  hog}. 
 
  {Bush  master}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  venomous  snake  ({Lachesis  mutus}) 
  of  Guinea;  --  called  also  {surucucu}. 
 
  {Bush  pea}  (Bot.),  a  variety  of  pea  that  needs  to  be  bushed. 
 
 
  {Bush  shrike}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  bird  of  the  genus  {Thamnophilus}, 
  and  allied  genera;  --  called  also  {batarg}.  Many  species 
  inhabit  tropical  America. 
 
  {Bush  tit}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  bird  of  the  genus 
  {Psaltriparus},  allied  to  the  titmouse.  {P.  minimus} 
  inhabits  California. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bush  \Bush\,  v.  t. 
  To  furnish  with  a  bush,  or  lining;  as  to  bush  a  pivot  hole. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bush  \Bush\,  v.  i. 
  To  branch  thickly  in  the  manner  of  a  bush.  ``The  bushing 
  alders.''  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bush  \Bush\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bushed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bushing}.] 
  1.  To  set  bushes  for  to  support  with  bushes;  as  to  bush 
  peas. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bush  \Bush\,  n.  [D.  bus  a  box,  akin  to  E.  box;  or  F.  boucher  to 
  plug.] 
  1.  (Mech.)  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. 
 
  Note:  In  the  larger  machines,  such  a  piece  is  called  a  box, 
  particularly  in  the  United  States. 
 
  2.  (Gun.)  A  piece  of  copper,  screwed  into  a  gun,  through 
  which  the  venthole  is  bored.  --Farrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bush 
  n  1:  a  low  woody  perennial  plant  usually  having  several  major 
  branches  [syn:  {shrub}] 
  2:  a  large  wilderness  area 
  3:  dense  vegetation  consisting  of  stunted  trees  or  bushes  [syn: 
  {scrub},  {chaparral}] 
  4:  Vice  President  under  Reagan  and  41st  President  of  the  United 
  States  (1924-  )  [syn:  {Bush},  {George  Bush},  {George 
  Herbert  Walker  Bush}] 
  5:  hair  growing  in  the  pubic  area  [syn:  {pubic  hair}] 
  v  :  provide  with  a  bushing 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bush,  IL  (village,  FIPS  10084) 
  Location:  37.84190  N,  89.12976  W 
  Population  (1990):  351  (149  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Bush,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  40724 
  Bush,  LA 
  Zip  code(s):  70431 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bush 
  in  which  Jehovah  appeared  to  Moses  in  the  wilderness  (Ex.  3:2; 
  Acts  7:30).  It  is  difficult  to  say  what  particular  kind  of  plant 
  or  bush  is  here  meant  Probably  it  was  the  mimosa  or  acacia.  The 
  words  "in  the  bush"  in  Mark  12:26;  Luke  20:37,  mean  "in  the 
  passage  or  paragraph  on  the  bush;"  i.e.,  in  Ex  3. 
 




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