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

  Bush \Bush\, v. t.
     To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
     [1913 Webster] bush baby

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bush \Bush\ (b[.u]sh), v. i.
     To branch thickly in the manner of a bush. "The bushing
     alders." --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bush \Bush\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bushed (b[.u]sht); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Bushing.]
     1. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush
        peas.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bush \Bush\, n. [D. bus a box, akin to E. box; or F. boucher to
     plug.]
     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.
        --Knight.
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     Note: In the larger machines, such a piece is called a box,
           particularly in the United States.
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     2. (Gun.) A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through
        which the venthole is bored. --Farrow.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bush
      adj 1: not of the highest quality or sophistication [syn: bush-
             league, bush]
      n 1: a low woody perennial plant usually having several major
           stems [syn: shrub, bush]
      2: a large wilderness area
      3: dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes [syn:
         scrub, chaparral, bush]
      4: 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert
         Walker Bush (born in 1946) [syn: Bush, George Bush,
         George W. Bush, George Walker Bush, President Bush,
         President George W. Bush, Dubyuh, Dubya]
      5: United States electrical engineer who designed an early
         analogue computer and who led the scientific program of the
         United States during World War II (1890-1974) [syn: Bush,
         Vannevar Bush]
      6: vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United
         States (born in 1924) [syn: Bush, George Bush, George
         H.W. Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush, President Bush]
      7: hair growing in the pubic area [syn: pubic hair, bush,
         crotch hair]
      v 1: provide with a bushing

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "bush":
     Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, afforestation, arboretum,
     back country, backcountry, backwash, backwater, backwoods, barren,
     barren land, barrens, boondock, boondocks, borderland, bramble,
     brier, brier bush, brush, brushwood, bush country, bushing,
     bushveld, chase, climax forest, cloud forest, dendrology, desert,
     desolation, doubling, doublure, dust bowl, facing, filler, filling,
     forest, forest land, forest preserve, forestry, forests,
     fringing forest, frontier, gallery forest, greenwood, hanger,
     heath, hinterland, howling wilderness, index forest, inlay,
     inlayer, insole, interlineation, jungle, jungles, karroo, liner,
     lining, lunar landscape, lunar waste, national forest, outback,
     outpost, packing, padding, palmetto barrens, park, park forest,
     pine barrens, primeval forest, protection forest, rain forest,
     reforestation, salt flat, scrub, scrubland, scrubwood,
     selection forest, shrub, shrubbery, shrubland, shrubwood,
     silviculture, sprout forest, stand of timber, state forest,
     stuffing, the bush, timber, timberland, timbers, tree veld,
     uninhabited region, up-country, virgin forest, virgin land,
     virgin territory, wadding, wainscot, waste, wasteland, weary waste,
     wild, wild West, wilderness, wilds, wildwood, wood, woodland,
     woodlands, woods
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Bush
     in which Jehovah appeared to Moses in the wilderness (Ex. 3:2;
     Acts 7:30). It is difficult to say what particular kind of plant
     or bush is here meant. Probably it was the mimosa or acacia. The
     words "in the bush" in Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37, mean "in the
     passage or paragraph on the bush;" i.e., in Ex. 3.
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bush, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    257
     Housing Units (2000): 116
     Land area (2000):     0.460591 sq. miles (1.192925 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.005600 sq. miles (0.014505 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.466191 sq. miles (1.207430 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            10084
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             37.841286 N, 89.132199 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Bush, IL
      Bush
  

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