Definitions

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  • adj. Without bushes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from bushes; bare.

Etymologies

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bush +‎ -less

Examples

  • I remember to have approximated the impression of such empty immensity only once before, in my younger days, when I lay on my back on a treeless, bushless mountain side, and stared up into the sky for the better part of an hour.

    The Ship That Saw a Ghost

  • I remember to have approximated the impression of such empty immensity only once before, in my younger days, when I lay on my back on a treeless, bushless mountainside and stared up into the sky for the better part of an hour.

    A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West

  • Such is a part of tire strange medley that is before and around me; and amidst them and the blue streams of smoke that are rising from the tops of these hundred "coal-pits," can be seen in distance, the green and boundless, treeless, bushless prairie; and on it, and contiguous to the piquet which encloses the village, a hundred scaffolds, on which their "dead live", as they term it.

    Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians

  • They had long since assembled from the thickets, and secret haunts of the deep forest, into the midst of the treeless and bushless plains, as the Place for their safety.

    Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians

  • Who would ever believe that the rainforest gullies we see all over the island today were once almost treeless and bushless pasture land where people used to graze their stocks and quite many had cricket pitches and make shift playing fields.

    Barbados Underground

  • Lifted up on this stately mound, whose top is fanned with air as light to breathe as nitrous oxide gas -- and bivouacked on its very ridge, (where nought on earth is seen in distance save the thousand treeless, bushless, weedless hills of grass and vivid green which all around me vanish into an infinity of blue and azure), stretched on our bears 'skins, my fellow-traveller, Mr. Wood, and myself, have laid and contemplated the splendid orrery of the heavens.

    Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and conditions of the North American Indians

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