thornbush


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thornbush

[′thȯrn‚bu̇sh]
(ecology)
A vegetation class that is dominated by tall succulents and profusely branching smooth-barked deciduous hardwoods which vary in density from mesquite bush in the Caribbean to the open spurge thicket in Central Africa; the climate is that of a warm desert, except for a rather short intense rainy season. Also known as Dorngeholz; Dorngestrauch; dornveld; savane armée; savane épineuse; thorn scrub.
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In the dry Chaco thornbush of Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina, one finds the Chacoan peccary the largest peccary known and the only one considered to be endangered.
We crept hundreds of yards through the thornbush before finding the bull, and when he saw us at the same time as we saw him, my anxiety spiked as I watched my small target grow much smaller as the hippo spooked and went lower beneath the water's surface until only a few inches of skull showed.
Here are modern idiomatic, fantastically illustrated retellings of familiar fables like Dog and Wolf, Fox and Grapes, Crow and Fox, Lion, Fox and Wolf, Wolf and Lamb, Mouse and Lion, Frog and Bull, Cockerel, Dog and Fox, Mosquito, Lion and Spider, fir Tree and Thornbush, The Axe and the Trees, Partridge and the Fighting Cocks, and the Town Mouse and Country Mouse.
The thornbush said to the trees, 'If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon
The production process will be streamlined and will more efficiently harvest thornbush and produce biomass fuel.
This wasn't surprising; the countryside was dry thornbush, and this was the only open water we'd seen.
Super El's suit has been accidentally scratched by a thornbush, and he is worried at what people might think when they see him.
One absurdity attributed to them was the building of a thornbush round the cuckoo to secure eternal spring; another was an attempt to rid themselves of an eel by drowning it.
For example, we no longer remember the Grimm fairy tale, "The Jew in the Thornbush," (6) which appeared in 1815 though derived from a story dating from 1618.
nigrivittata have been caught in Malaise traps set by RMM in open thornbush and forest edge).
His brother Darren, nine, and pals watched in horror as he landed in a thornbush, narrowly missing two boulders.
Grass plains, thornbush with bare ground, stream side, mosaic woodland, slopes below cliffs with woodland, sparse vegetation (Jago 1996); confined to habitats at or above 300 m (Jago 1996); in savanna grasslands and ruderal vegetation on Mt Kilimanjaro.