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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: bos, bosc 'wood'

bush

noun
     
bush [countable]
1HBPDLG a plant with many thin branches growing up from the ground [↪ tree, shrub]:
a rose bush
The child was hiding in the bushes.
2

the bush

SG wild country that has not been cleared, especially in Australia or Africa
3 a bush of hair is a lot of thick untidy hair

➔ beat about the bush

at beat1 (14)
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