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Definition: Bush hog
(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
1. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild
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
2. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near
the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling
3. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as,
bushes to support pea vines.
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
If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is
true that a good play needs no epilogue. --Shak.
5. (Hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.
To beat about the bush
, to approach anything in a
round-about manner, instead of coming directly to it; -- a
metaphor taken from hunting.
(Bot.), a variety of bean which is low and
requires no support (Phaseolus vulgaris
, variety nanus).
, or Bush goat
(Zo["o]l.), a beautiful South
African antelope (Tragelaphus sylvaticus
); -- so called
because found mainly in wooden localities. The name is
also applied to other species.
(Zo["o]l.), the serval. See Serval
(Zo["o]l.), a bird of the genus Pratincola
the Thrush family.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Potto
. See Bushhammer
in the Vocabulary.
(Agric.) See under Harrow
(Zo["o]l.), a South African wild hog
); -- called also bush pig
and water hog
(Zo["o]l.), a venomous snake (Lachesis mutus
of Guinea; -- called also surucucu
(Bot.), a variety of pea that needs to be bushed.
(Zo["o]l.), a bird of the genus Thamnophilus
and allied genera; -- called also batarg
. Many species
inhabit tropical America.
(Zo["o]l.), a small bird of the genus
, allied to the titmouse. Psaltriparus minimus
(h[o^]g), n. [Prob. akin to E. hack to cut, and
meaning orig., a castrated boar; cf. also W. hwch swine, sow,
Armor. houc'h, hoc'h. Cf. Haggis
1. (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped of the genus Sus
, and allied
genera of Suid[ae]
; esp., the domesticated varieties of
, kept for their fat and meat, called,
; swine; porker;
specifically, a castrated boar; a barrow.
Note: The domestic hogs of Siam, China, and parts of Southern
Europe, are thought to have been derived from Sus Indicus
2. A mean, filthy, or gluttonous fellow. [Low.]
3. A young sheep that has not been shorn. [Eng.]
4. (Naut.) A rough, flat scrubbing broom for scrubbing a
ship's bottom under water. --Totten.
5. (Paper Manuf.) A device for mixing and stirring the pulp
of which paper is made.
, Ground hog
, etc.. See under Bush
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the green
grapevine sphinx; -- so called because the head and first
three segments are much smaller than those behind them, so
as to make a resemblance to a hog's snout. See Hawk moth
, an epidemic contagious fever of swine,
attended by liquid, fetid, diarrhea, and by the appearance
on the skin and mucous membrane of spots and patches of a
scarlet, purple, or black color. It is fatal in from one
to six days, or ends in a slow, uncertain recovery. --Law
(Farmer's Veter. Adviser.)
(Zo["o]l.), the axis deer.
(Bot.), West Indian tree (Symphonia globulifera
yielding an aromatic gum.
Hog of wool
, the trade name for the fleece or wool of sheep
of the second year.
(Bot.), a kind of earth pea.
(Bot.), a tropical tree, of the genus Spondias
), with fruit somewhat resembling plums,
but chiefly eaten by hogs. It is found in the West Indies.
(Bot.), the plant henbane.
.(Bot.) See Sow bread
. (Bot.) See under Fennel
(Zo["o]l.), the peccary.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Capybara