Definition of Bush

Pronunciation: b
n.1.A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
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
(Zool.) 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
(Zool.) the serval. See Serval.
Bush chat
(Zool.) a bird of the genus Pratincola, of the Thrush family.
Bush dog
(Zool.) See Potto.
Bush hammer
See Bushhammer in the Vocabulary.
Bush harrow
(Agric.) See under Harrow.
Bush hog
(Zool.) a South African wild hog (Potamochœrus Africanus); - called also bush pig, and water hog.
Bush master
(Zool.) a venomous snake (Lachesis mutus) of Guinea; - called also surucucu.
Bush pea
(Bot.) a variety of pea that needs to be bushed.
Bush shrike
(Zool.) a bird of the genus Thamnophilus, and allied genera; - called also batarg. Many species inhabit tropical America.
Bush tit
(Zool.) a small bird of the genus Psaltriparus, allied to the titmouse. Psaltriparus minimus inhabits California.
v. i.1.To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.
v. t.1.To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
[imp. & p. p. Bushed (bBushing.]
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.
n.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.
2.(Gun.) A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
v. t.1.To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.

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