from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An evergreen heath-like shrub, Burtonia scabra, of eastern Australia. It has large purple papilionaceous flowers, single in the upper axils.


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  • It occurs to me that I can have an iron pea-bush, a sort of trellis, through which I could discharge electricity at frequent intervals and electrify the birds to death when they alight; for they stand upon my beautiful bush in order to pick out the peas.

    Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor Volume I


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