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Definition: Bush chat
(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
1. Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip.
Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat,
With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the genus Icteria
, allied to the
warblers, in America. The best known species are the
yellow-breasted chat (Icteria viridis
), and the
long-tailed chat (Icteria longicauda
). In Europe the
name is given to several birds of the family
, as the stonechat
, and whinchat
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Bush