Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various shrubs or bushes having thorns or spines.

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  • noun Any of many thorny or spiny shrubs and bushes.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I felt like the place was telling me to go to a thornbush, so I went and sat under it.

    Henry’s Demons

  • I felt like the place was telling me to go to a thornbush, so I went and sat under it.

    Henry’s Demons

  • They peeled off the main road onto a dirt track that cut into a mass of thornbush and creeping triffid weed.

    Let The Dead Lie

  • He rolled, bouncing from one outcrop to the next, until he managed to fling out an arm and grab on to a scrubby thornbush.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • "Great," said Welly, sitting by the thornbush cooking fire with all the others of the tribe.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • Moving quickly, two more of the soldiers in the courtyard jammed onto his skull a cap they had formed from a thornbush growing in the courtyard.

    The Shroud Codex

  • He rolled, bouncing from one outcrop to the next, until he managed to fling out an arm and grab on to a scrubby thornbush.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • He rolled, bouncing from one outcrop to the next, until he managed to fling out an arm and grab on to a scrubby thornbush.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • As they floated after Tally, scraping past girders and jagged chunks of concrete, Aya and Frizz collected scratches like they were crawling through a thornbush.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • They peeled off the main road onto a dirt track that cut into a mass of thornbush and creeping triffid weed.

    Let The Dead Lie

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  • Also listed at thorn-bush.

    November 13, 2008