English version

bough

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Plants
boughbough /baʊ/ noun [countable] literary 🔊 🔊 HBPa main branch on a tree
Examples from the Corpus
bough• Beyond the budding boughs I could see the edge of its shadow drawing its veil aside.• Candles burned on the window sills, among fragrant boughs of spruce and pine.• Many animals leap from bough to bough, and sometimes fall to the ground.• Pine boughs clad in white bowed to the blue-white ground.• Using a long hooked pole, he yanked down the mistletoe from the boughs of an old apple tree.• She walked in the woods at the edge of the meadow and looked at the trinkets in the boughs.• Russet and grey still prevail in the recently gale-thrashed boughs.• Taking a deep breath, she forced apart the translucent boughs and peered through.
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