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Definition: water 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
, n. [Sp. capibara, fr. the native name.]
A large South American rodent (Hydroch[ae]rus capybara
Living on the margins of lakes and rivers. It is the largest
extant rodent, being about three feet long, and half that in
height. It somewhat resembles the Guinea pig, to which it is
related; -- called also cabiai
and water hog