from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Overgrown with bushes.
  • adjective Thick and shaggy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A countryman.
  • Full of bushes; overgrown with shrubs.
  • Having many close twigs and branches; low and shrubby.
  • Resembling a bush; thick and spreading like a bush: as, a bushy beard.
  • In entomology, covered all round with long, erect hairs, as the antennæ of many msects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Thick and spreading, like a bush.
  • adjective Full of bushes; overgrowing with shrubs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like a bush in having many widely spread branches.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling a bush in being thickly branched and spreading
  • adjective used of hair; thick and poorly groomed


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