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bush

1
1. a dense woody plant, smaller than a tree, with many branches arising from the lower part of the stem; shrub
2. a dense cluster of such shrubs; thicket
3. 
a. an uncultivated or sparsely settled area, esp in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada: usually covered with trees or shrubs, varying from open shrubby country to dense rainforest
b. (as modifier): bush flies
4. a forested area; woodland
5. a fox's tail; brush

bush

2
a thin metal sleeve or tubular lining serving as a bearing or guide

Bush

1. George. born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981--89): 41st president of the US (1989--93)
2. his son, George W(alker.) born 1946, US Republican statesman: 43rd president of the US (from 2001)
References in classic literature ?
This," said he, "is the Royal Bush of the Mangaboos.
The Prince had been staring hard at the girl on the bush.
Possibly, however, she might have revised her conclusions could she have seen the two pairs of eyes watching her every move intently from different points in the bush.
Light-hearted and unsuspecting, the girl rode across the clearing toward the bush while directly before her two yellow-green eyes glared round and terrible, a tawny tail twitched nervously and great, padded paws gathered beneath a sleek barrel for a mighty spring.
Presently, from the depths of the bush behind us, came a loud "/woof/,
The unknown with all its terrors rushed upon him, and he shrank back instinctively into the shelter of the bush.
The northwest monsoon was blowing, and they fled south in the night time, hiding by day on detached and uninhabited islets, or dragging their whale boat into the bush on the large islands.
I will never hear that chap speak after all,--and my sorrow had a startling extravagance of emotion, even such as I had noticed in the howling sorrow of these savages in the bush.
It was with difficulty that Tarzan could find means to communicate with the natives, as the moment their eyes fell upon his companions they fled precipitately into the bush.
Give us fifty years, and when all the bush is cleared off back to the mountains, fever will be stamped out; everything will be far healthier.
Meanwhile the miser crept out of the bush half-naked and in a piteous plight, and began to ponder how he should take his revenge, and serve his late companion some trick.
said Stepan Arkadyevitch, coming out from behind a bush.