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      n   any of various Australian shrubs, esp. those of the genus Eremophila (family Myoporaceae), whose fruits are eaten by emus  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
bush          [1]  
1    a dense woody plant, smaller than a tree, with many branches arising from the lower part of the stem; shrub  
2    a dense cluster of such shrubs; thicket  
3    something resembling a bush, esp. in density  
a bush of hair     
a    often preceded by: the   an uncultivated or sparsely settled area, esp. in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada: usually covered with trees or shrubs, varying from open shrubby country to dense rainforest  
b    (as modifier)  
bush flies     
5      (Canadian)   an area of land on a farm on which timber is grown and cut,   (Also called)    bush lot, woodlot  
6    a forested area; woodland  
7    often preceded by: the  
Informal   the countryside, as opposed to the city  
out in the bush     
8    a fox's tail; brush  
9    Obsolete  
a    a bunch of ivy hung as a vintner's sign in front of a tavern  
b    any tavern sign  
10    beat about the bush   to avoid the point at issue; prevaricate  
11      (West African)  
informal   ignorant or stupid, esp. as considered typical of unwesternized rustic life  
12      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   unprofessional, unpolished, or second-rate  
13    go bush  
Informal     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
a    to abandon city amenities and live rough  
b    to run wild  
14    intr   to grow thick and bushy  
15    tr   to cover, decorate, support, etc., with bushes  
     (C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse buski, Old High German busc, Middle Dutch bosch; related to Old French bosc wood, Italian bosco)  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    hedge, plant, shrub, shrubbery, thicket  
2    back country     (U.S.)   backlands     (U.S.)   backwoods, brush, scrub, scrubland, the wild, woodland  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
avoid the main topic ; discuss a matter without coming to the point ; to not speak directly/frankly/bluntly about the issue
Ex: Please, stop beating around the bush and get to the point! Also: beat about the bush
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