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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bush \Bush\ (b[.u]sh), 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.
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     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.
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     2. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near
        the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
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              To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling
              flowers.                              --Gascoigne.
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     3. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as,
        bushes to support pea vines.
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     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.
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              If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is
              true that a good play needs no epilogue. --Shak.
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     5. (Hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.
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     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 (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
        ({Potamoch[oe]rus Africanus); -- called also bush pig,
        and water hog.
  
     Bush+master+(Zool.),+a+venomous+snake+({Lachesis+mutus">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.
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