from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A stake having a garland or bush of twigs at the top of it, set up as a sign before an ale-house.
- noun Also called ale-pole, ale-post.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A stake or pole projecting from, or set up before, an alehouse, as a sign; an alepole. At the end was commonly suspended a garland, a bunch of leaves, or a “bush.”
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- noun historical A
stakeor poleserving as a signat an alehouse, often with a garlandor " bush" attached.
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ale + stake