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 for burning bush
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wahoo \Wa*hoo"\, n.
     Any of various American trees or shrubs; specif.:
     (a) A certain shrub ({Evonymus atropurpureus) having purple
         capsules which in dehiscence expose the scarlet-ariled
         seeds; -- called also burning bush.
     (b) Cascara buckthorn.
     (c) Basswood.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Burning \Burn"ing\, a.
     1. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement;
        powerful; as, burning zeal.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Like a young hound upon a burning scent. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Burning bush (Bot.), an ornamental shrub ({Euonymus
        atropurpureus), bearing a crimson berry.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  firebush \firebush\ n.
     1. An evergreen South American shrub *{Streptosolen
        jamesonii) having showy trumpet-shaped orange flowers;
        grown as an ornamental or houseplant.
  
     Syn: marmalade bush, Streptosolen jamesonii.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. A densely branched Eurasian plant ({Bassia scoparia)
        whose foliage turns purple-red in autumn; also called
        burning bush.
  
     Syn: summer cypress, burning bush, belvedere, Bassia
          scoparia, Kochia scoparia.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  burning bush
      n 1: (Old Testament) the bush that burned without being consumed
           and from which God spoke to Moses
      2: deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet
         seeds [syn: wahoo, burning bush, Euonymus
         atropurpureus]
      3: Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit
         flammable vapor in hot weather [syn: fraxinella, dittany,
         burning bush, gas plant, Dictamnus alba]
      4: densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in
         autumn [syn: summer cypress, burning bush, fire bush,
         fire-bush, belvedere, Bassia scoparia, Kochia
         scoparia]

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