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bunco
or bunko noun (plural buncos or bunkos) Etymology: perhaps alteration of Spanish banca bench, banking, bank in gambling, from Italian — more at bank Date: 1872 a swindling ...
buncombe
noun see bunkum
bund
I. noun Etymology: Hindi baṅd & Urdu band, from Persian Date: 1810 1. an embankment used especially in India to control the flow of water 2. an embanked thoroughfare ...
Bundelkhand
geographical name region N central India containing headwaters of the Yamuna; now chiefly in N Madhya Pradesh
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
geographical name — see Germany
bundist
noun see bund II
bundle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bundel, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English byndel bundle, bindan to bind Date: 14th century 1. a. a group of things fastened together ...
bundle up
verb Date: 1845 transitive verb to dress (someone) warmly intransitive verb to dress warmly
bundler
noun see bundle II
bundling
noun Date: 1781 a former custom of an unmarried couple's occupying the same bed without undressing especially during courtship
Bundt
trademark — used for a cake pan having a tube in the center and scalloped sides
bung
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch bonne, bonghe Date: 15th century 1. the stopper especially in the bunghole of a cask; also bunghole 2. the cecum or ...
bung up
transitive verb Date: 1951 batter
bungalow
noun Etymology: Hindi baṅglā & Urdu banglā, literally, (house) in the Bengal style Date: 1676 a one-storied house with a low-pitched roof; also a house having one and a ...
bungee
noun see bungee cord
bungee cord
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1948 an elasticized cord used especially as a fastening or shock-absorbing device — called also bungee
bungee jump
intransitive verb Date: 1990 to jump from a height while attached to an elasticized cord • bungee jumper noun
bungee jumper
noun see bungee jump
bunghole
noun Date: 1571 a hole for emptying or filling a cask
bungle
verb (bungled; bungling) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic banga to hammer Date: 1549 intransitive verb to act or work clumsily and awkwardly ...
bungler
noun see bungle
bunglesome
adjective Date: circa 1889 awkward, clumsy
bunglingly
adverb see bungle
Bunin
biographical name Ivan Alekseyevich 1870-1953 Russian poet & novelist
bunion
noun Etymology: probably alteration of bunny swelling Date: circa 1718 an inflamed swelling of the small fluid-filled sac on the first joint of the big toe accompanied by ...
bunk
I. noun Etymology: probably short for bunker Date: 1758 1. a. bunk bed b. a built-in bed (as on a ship) that is often one of a tier of berths c. a sleeping place 2. ...
bunk bed
noun Date: 1924 one of two single beds usually placed one above the other
Bunker
biographical name Ellsworth 1894-1984 American diplomat
bunker
I. noun Etymology: Scots bonker chest, box Date: 1839 1. a bin or compartment for storage; especially one on shipboard for the ship's fuel 2. a. a protective embankment ...
Bunker Hill
geographical name height in Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts
bunker mentality
noun Date: 1976 a state of mind especially among members of a group that is characterized by chauvinistic defensiveness and self-righteous intolerance of criticism
bunkered
adjective see bunker I
bunkhouse
noun Date: 1876 a rough simple building providing sleeping quarters
bunko
noun see bunco
bunkum
or buncombe noun Etymology: Buncombe county, N.C.; from a remark made by its congressman, who defended an irrelevant speech by claiming that he was speaking to Buncombe Date: ...
bunny
noun (plural bunnies) Etymology: English dialect bun rabbit Date: circa 1690 1. rabbit; especially a young rabbit 2. a desirable young woman
bunny hill
noun see bunny slope
bunny slope
noun Date: 1966 a gentle incline for skiing used especially by novice skiers — called also bunny hill
Bunraku
noun Etymology: Japanese Date: 1920 Japanese puppet theater featuring large costumed wooden puppets, puppeteers who are onstage, and a chanter who speaks all the lines
Bunsen
biographical name Robert Wilhelm 1811-1899 German chemist
Bunsen burner
noun Etymology: Robert W. Bunsen Date: 1860 a gas burner consisting typically of a straight tube with small holes at the bottom where air enters and mixes with the gas to ...
bunt
I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Low German, bundle, from Middle Low German; akin to Old English byndel bundle Date: circa 1582 1. a. the middle part of a square sail b. ...
bunter
noun see bunt II
bunting
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century any of various stout-billed passerine birds (families Cardinalidae and Emberizidae) of which some are grouped with the ...
buntline
noun Date: 1627 one of the lines attached to the foot of a square sail to haul the sail up to the yard for furling
Bunyan
biographical name John 1628-1688 English preacher & author
Bunyanesque
adjective Date: 1888 1. [John Bunyan] of, relating to, or suggestive of the allegorical writings of John Bunyan 2. [Paul Bunyan, legendary giant lumberjack of United States & ...
Buonaparte
biographical name Italian spelling of Bonaparte
buoy
I. noun Etymology: Middle English boye, probably from Middle Dutch boeye; akin to Old High German bouhhan sign — more at beacon Date: 13th century 1. float 2; especially a ...
buoyance
noun Date: 1793 buoyancy
buoyancy
noun Date: 1713 1. a. the tendency of a body to float or to rise when submerged in a fluid b. the power of a fluid to exert an upward force on a body placed in it; also ...
buoyant
adjective Date: 1578 having buoyancy: as a. capable of floating b. cheerful, gay c. capable of maintaining a satisfactorily high level • buoyantly adverb
buoyantly
adverb see buoyant
bupkes
or bupkus variant of bubkes
bupkus
I. noun plural but singular in construction see bubkes II. see bupkes
buppie
noun Etymology: 1black + yuppie Date: 1984 a college-educated black adult who is employed in a well-paying profession and who lives or works in or near a large city
bur
I. variant of burr II. abbreviation bureau
bur marigold
noun Date: circa 1818 any of a genus (Bidens) of coarse composite herbs with prickly flattened achenes that adhere to clothing and fur
bur oak
noun Date: 1815 a usually large oak (Quercus macrocarpa) of eastern North America having oval acorns enclosed in a fringed cap and tough close-grained wood
bur reed
noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Sparganium of the family Sparganiaceae) of herbaceous plants with globose fruits resembling burs
burb
noun Etymology: by shortening Date: 1971 suburb — usually used in plural
Burbage
biographical name Richard circa 1567-1619 English actor
Burbank
I. biographical name Luther 1849-1926 American horticulturist II. geographical name 1. city SW California population 100,316 2. city NE Illinois population 27,902
Burberry
trademark — used for various fabrics used especially for coats for outdoor wear
burble
I. intransitive verb (burbled; burbling) Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. to make a bubbling sound 2. babble, prattle • burbler noun II. noun Date: 1898 ...
burbler
noun see burble I
burbly
adjective see burble II
burbot
noun (plural burbot; also burbots) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French borbeter to stir up mud Date: 14th century a Holarctic freshwater bony fish ...
Burchfield
biographical name Charles Ephraim 1893-1967 American painter
burden
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English byrthen; akin to Old English beran to carry — more at bear Date: before 12th century 1. a. something that is carried ...
burden of proof
Date: 1780 the duty of proving a disputed assertion or charge
burdensome
adjective Date: 1578 imposing or constituting a burden ; oppressive Synonyms: see onerous
burdock
noun Date: 15th century any of a genus (Arctium) of coarse composite herbs bearing globular flower heads with prickly bracts
bureau
noun (plural bureaus; also bureaux) Etymology: French, desk, cloth covering for desks, from Old French burel woolen cloth, from Old French *bure, from Late Latin burra shaggy ...
bureaucracy
noun (plural -cies) Etymology: French bureaucratie, from bureau + -cratie -cracy Date: 1818 1. a. a body of nonelective government officials b. an administrative ...
bureaucrat
noun Date: 1839 a member of a bureaucracy
bureaucratese
noun Date: 1949 a style of language held to be characteristic of bureaucrats and marked by abstractions, jargon, euphemisms, and circumlocutions
bureaucratic
adjective Date: 1836 of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a bureaucracy or a bureaucrat • bureaucratically adverb
bureaucratically
adverb see bureaucratic
bureaucratise
British variant of bureaucratize
bureaucratism
noun Date: 1880 bureaucracy 3
bureaucratization
noun see bureaucratize
bureaucratize
transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1880 to make bureaucratic • bureaucratization noun
buret
noun see burette
burette
or buret noun Etymology: French burette, from Old French bivrete cruet, from buire pitcher, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Old English būr storehouse, dwelling — more at ...
burg
noun Etymology: Old English — more at borough Date: 1753 1. an ancient or medieval fortress or walled town 2. [German Burg] city, town
burgage
noun Etymology: Middle English, property held by burgage tenure, from Anglo-French, from burc, borg town — more at bourg Date: 15th century a tenure by which real property ...
Burgas
geographical name city & port SE Bulgaria on an inlet of Black Sea population 204,915
burgee
noun Etymology: perhaps from French dialect bourgeais shipowner Date: 1750 1. a swallow-tailed flag used especially by ships for signals or identification 2. the usually ...
Burgenland
geographical name province E Austria SE of Vienna on Hungarian border capital Eisenstadt
burgeon
also bourgeon intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English burjonen, from Anglo-French burjuner, from burjun bud, from Vulgar Latin *burrion-, burrio, from Late Latin burra fluff, ...
burger
noun Date: 1937 1. hamburger 2. a sandwich similar to a hamburger — often used in combination
Burger
biographical name Warren Earl 1907-1995 American jurist; chief justice United States Supreme Court (1969-86)
Bürger
biographical name Gottfried August 1747-1794 German poet
burgess
noun Etymology: Middle English burgeis, from Anglo-French, from borc town — more at bourg Date: 13th century 1. a. a citizen of a British borough b. a representative ...
Burgess
I. biographical name Anthony 1917-1993 British writer II. biographical name (Frank) Gelett 1866-1951 American humorist & illustrator III. biographical name Thornton Waldo ...
burgh
noun Etymology: Middle English — more at borough Date: 12th century borough; specifically an incorporated town in Scotland having local jurisdiction of certain services ...
burghal
adjective see burgh
burgher
noun Date: 13th century 1. an inhabitant of a borough or a town 2. a member of the middle class ; a prosperous solid citizen
Burghley
or Burleigh biographical name 1st Baron — see William Cecil
burglar
noun Etymology: Anglo-French burgler, from Medieval Latin burglator, probably alteration of burgator, from burgare to commit burglary Date: 1541 one who commits burglary
burglarious
adjective see burglary
burglariously
adverb see burglary
burglarize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1871 transitive verb 1. to break into and steal from 2. to commit burglary against intransitive verb to commit burglary
burglarproof
adjective Date: 1848 protected against or designed to afford protection against burglary
burglary
noun (plural -glaries) Date: circa 1523 the act of breaking and entering a dwelling at night to commit a felony (as theft); broadly the entering of a building with the intent ...
burgle
transitive verb (burgled; burgling) Etymology: back-formation from burglar Date: 1870 burglarize
burgomaster
noun Etymology: part modification, part translation of Dutch burgemeester, from burg town + meester master Date: 1592 the chief magistrate of a town in some European countries ...
burgonet
noun Etymology: modification of Middle French bourguignotte Date: circa 1567 a close-fitting 16th century helmet with cheek guards
burgoo
noun (plural burgoos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1700 1. oatmeal gruel 2. hardtack and molasses cooked together 3. a. a stew or thick soup of meat and vegetables ...
Burgos
geographical name 1. province N Spain area 5509 square miles (14,268 square kilometers), population 352,722 2. city, its capital & once capital of Old Castile population ...
Burgoyne
biographical name John 1722-1792 British general in America
Burgundian
adjective or noun see Burgundy
burgundy
noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Burgundy, region in France Date: 1664 1. often capitalized a red or white unblended wine from Burgundy; also a blended red wine produced ...
Burgundy
or French Bourgogne geographical name 1. region & with varying limits former kingdom, duchy, & province E France S of Champagne 2. former county France E of Burgundy ...
burial
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English beriel, berial, back-formation from beriels (taken as a plural), from Old English byrgels; akin to Old Saxon burgisli ...
Burien
geographical name city W Washington S of Seattle population 31,881
burier
noun Date: before 12th century one that buries
burin
noun Etymology: French Date: 1662 1. an engraver's steel cutting tool having the blade ground obliquely to a sharp point 2. a prehistoric flint tool with a beveled point
Burk
biographical name Martha Jane 1852?-1903 née Cannary pseudonym Calamity Jane American frontier figure
burka
or burqa noun Etymology: Urdu, Persian & Arabic; Urdu burqa‘, from Persian burqa‘, burqu‘, from Arabic burqu‘ Date: 1836 a loose enveloping garment that covers the ...
burke
transitive verb (burked; burking) Etymology: from burke to suffocate, from William Burke died 1829 Irish criminal executed for smothering victims to sell their bodies for ...
Burke
biographical name Edmund 1729-1797 British statesman & orator • Burkean or Burkian adjective
Burkean
adjective see Burke
Burkian
adjective see Burke
Burkina Faso
or formerly Upper Volta or formerly French Haute-Volta geographical name republic W Africa; until 1958 a French territory capital Ouagadougou area 105,869 square miles ...
Burkitt lymphoma
noun see Burkitt's lymphoma
Burkitt's lymphoma
also Burkitt lymphoma noun Etymology: Denis Parsons Burkitt died 1993 British surgeon Date: 1963 a malignant lymphoma that occurs especially in children of central Africa and ...
burl
noun Etymology: Middle English burle, from Anglo-French *bourle tuft of wool, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *burrula, diminutive of Late Latin burra shaggy cloth Date: 15th ...
burladero
noun (plural -ros) Etymology: Spanish, from burlar to make fun of, elude, from burla joke Date: 1890 a wooden shield near the wall in a bullring for bullfighters to take ...
burlap
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1696 1. a coarse heavy plain-woven fabric usually of jute or hemp used for bagging and wrapping and in furniture and linoleum ...
burled
adjective Date: 1924 having a distorted grain due to burls
Burleigh
biographical name see Burghley
burlesque
I. noun Etymology: burlesque, adjective, comic, droll, from French, from Italian burlesco, from burla joke, from Spanish Date: 1667 1. a literary or dramatic work that seeks ...
burlesquely
adverb see burlesque I
burlesquer
noun see burlesque II
burley
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: probably from the name Burley Date: 1874 a thin-bodied air-cured tobacco grown mainly in Kentucky
burlily
adverb see burly
burliness
noun see burly
Burlingame
I. biographical name Anson 1820-1870 American diplomat II. geographical name city W California population 28,158
Burlington
geographical name 1. city SE Iowa population 26,839 2. town NE Massachusetts population 22,876 3. city N central North Carolina population 44,917 4. city NW Vermont ...
burly
adjective (burlier; -est) Etymology: Middle English Date: 13th century strongly and heavily built ; husky • burlily adverb • burliness noun
Burma
geographical name — see Myanmar
Burmese
noun (plural Burmese) Date: 1824 1. a native or inhabitant of Burma (Myanmar) 2. the Tibeto-Burman language of the Burmese people 3. any of a U.S.-developed breed of ...
burn
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German brunno spring of water Date: before 12th century British creek 2 II. verb (burned or burnt; ...
burn in
transitive verb Date: circa 1939 to increase the density of (portions of a photographic print) during enlarging by giving extra exposure
burn off
verb Date: circa 1925 intransitive verb to be dissipated by the sun's warmth transitive verb to cause to burn off
burn one's boats
phrasal see burn one's bridges
burn one's bridges
also burn one's boats phrasal to cut off all means of retreat
burn one's ears
phrasal to rebuke strongly
burn out
verb Date: 1710 transitive verb 1. to drive out or destroy the property of by fire 2. to cause to fail, wear out, or become exhausted especially from overwork or overuse ...
burn the candle at both ends
phrasal to use one's resources or energies to excess
burn the midnight oil
phrasal to work or study far into the night
burn-in
noun Date: 1966 the continuous operation of a device (as a computer) as a test for defects or failure prior to putting it to use
burnable
adjective see burn II
Burnaby
geographical name city Canada in SW British Columbia population 193,954
Burne-Jones
biographical name Sir Edward Coley 1833-1898 originally surname Jones English painter & designer
burned-out
or burnt-out adjective Date: 1816 1. worn-out; also exhausted 2. destroyed by fire
burner
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that burns; especially the part of a fuel-burning or heat-producing device (as a furnace or stove) where the flame or heat is produced 2. an ...
burnet
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French burnete, from brun brown — more at brunet Date: 14th century any of a genus (Sanguisorba) of herbs of the rose family with ...
Burnett
biographical name Frances Eliza 1849-1924 née Hodgson American (English-born) writer
Burney
biographical name Fanny 1752-1840 originally Frances; Madame d'Arblay English novelist & diarist
burning
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. being on fire b. ardent, intense 2. a. affecting with or as if with heat b. resembling that produced by a burn 3. ...
burning bush
noun Date: 1785 any of several plants associated with fire (as by redness): as a. wahoo II b. summer cypress c. a deciduous Asian shrub (Euonymus alata) of the ...
burning ghat
noun Date: 1877 a level space at the head of a ghat for cremation
burningly
adverb see burning
burnish
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English burnischen, from Anglo-French burniss-, stem of burnir, alteration of Old French brunir, literally, to make brown, from brun Date: ...
burnisher
noun see burnish I
burnishing
adjective or noun see burnish I
Burnley
geographical name town NW England in SE Lancashire population 89,000
burnoose
or burnous noun Etymology: French burnous, from Arabic burnus Date: 1695 a one-piece hooded cloak worn by Arabs and Berbers • burnoosed adjective
burnoosed
adjective see burnoose
burnous
noun see burnoose
burnout
noun Date: 1940 1. the cessation of operation usually of a jet or rocket engine; also the point at which burnout occurs 2. a. exhaustion of physical or emotional strength ...
Burns
I. biographical name Kenneth Lauren 1953- American filmmaker II. biographical name Robert 1759-1796 Scottish poet • Burnsian adjective
Burnsian
adjective see Burns II
Burnside
biographical name Ambrose Everett 1824-1881 American general
burnsides
noun plural Etymology: Ambrose E. Burnside Date: 1875 side-whiskers; especially full muttonchop whiskers
Burnsville
geographical name village SE Minnesota S of Minneapolis population 60,220
burnt-out
adjective see burned-out
burp
I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1929 the act or an instance of belching II. verb Date: circa 1932 intransitive verb belch transitive verb 1. belch 2. to help ...
burp gun
noun Date: 1943 a small submachine gun
burqa
variant of burka
Burr
biographical name Aaron 1756-1836 3d vice president of the United States (1801-05)
burr
I. noun Etymology: Middle English burre; akin to Old English byrst bristle — more at bristle Date: 14th century 1. (usually bur) a. a rough or prickly envelope of a ...
Burrard Inlet
geographical name inlet of Strait of Georgia W Canada in British Columbia on which city of Vancouver is situated
burred
adjective see burr I
burrer
noun see burr II
burrito
noun (plural -tos) Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, little donkey, diminutive of burro Date: 1934 a flour tortilla rolled or folded around a filling (as of meat, ...
burro
noun (plural burros) Etymology: Spanish, irregular from borrico, from Late Latin burricus small horse Date: 1800 donkey; especially a small one used as a pack animal
Burroughs
I. biographical name Edgar Rice 1875-1950 American writer II. biographical name John 1837-1921 American naturalist III. biographical name William Seward 1914-1997 American ...
burrow
I. noun Etymology: Middle English borow Date: 13th century a hole or excavation in the ground made by an animal (as a rabbit) for shelter and habitation II. verb Date: 1602 ...
burrower
noun see burrow II
burrowing owl
noun Date: 1823 a small diurnal chiefly ground-dwelling American owl (Athene cunicularia) of grassland and desert regions that roosts and nests in burrows
burry
adjective (burrier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. containing burs 2. prickly 3. of speech characterized by a burr
bursa
noun (plural bursas or bursae) Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin, bag, purse — more at purse Date: 1803 a bodily pouch or sac: as a. a small serous sac between a ...
Bursa
or formerly Brusa geographical name city NW Turkey in Asia near Sea of Marmara population 834,576
bursa of Fabricius
Etymology: Johan C. Fabricius died 1808 Danish entomologist Date: 1945 a lymphoid organ that opens into the cloaca of birds and functions in B cell production
bursal
adjective see bursa
bursar
noun Etymology: Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French burser, from Medieval Latin bursarius, from bursa Date: 13th century an officer (as of a monastery or college) in ...
bursary
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Medieval Latin bursaria, from bursa Date: 1695 1. the treasury of a college or monastery 2. British a monetary grant to a needy student ; ...
burse
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin bursa Date: 15th century 1. a. purse b. a square cloth case used to carry the corporal in a ...
bursitis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from bursa Date: 1857 inflammation of a bursa (as of the shoulder or elbow)
burst
I. verb (burst; also bursted; bursting) Etymology: Middle English bersten, from Old English berstan; akin to Old High German brestan to burst Date: before 12th century ...
burst at the seams
phrasal to be larger, fuller, or more crowded than could reasonably have been anticipated
burster
noun Date: 1611 1. one that bursts 2. the celestial source of an outburst of radiation (as X rays)
burthen
archaic variant of burden
Burton
I. biographical name Harold Hitz 1888-1964 American jurist II. biographical name Richard 1925-1984 British actor III. biographical name Sir Richard Francis 1821-1890 ...
Burundi
or formerly Urundi geographical name country E central Africa; a republic capital Bujumbura area about 10,700 square miles (27,700 square kilometers), population 5,665,000 — ...
Burundian
adjective or noun see Burundi
burweed
noun Date: circa 1783 any of various plants (as a cocklebur or burdock) having burry fruit
bury
transitive verb (buried; burying) Etymology: Middle English burien, from Old English byrgan; akin to Old High German bergan to shelter, Russian berech' to spare Date: before ...
Bury
geographical name town NW England in Greater Manchester population 172,200
Bury Saint Edmunds
geographical name town SE England in Suffolk population 28,914
bury the hatchet
phrasal to settle a disagreement ; become reconciled
Buryat
noun see Buryatia
Buryat Republic
geographical name see Buryatia
Buryatia
or Buryat Republic geographical name autonomous republic S Russia in Asia adjacent to Mongolia & E of Lake Baikal capital Ulan-Ude area 135,637 square miles (351,300 square ...
burying beetle
noun Date: 1818 any of various beetles (family Silphidae and especially genus Nicrophorus) that bury and lay eggs on the carcasses of small animals which provide a food source ...
bus
I. noun (plural buses; also busses) Usage: often attributive Etymology: short for omnibus Date: circa 1909 1. a. a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers ...
bus bar
noun Date: 1893 a conductor or an assembly of conductors for collecting electric currents and distributing them to outgoing feeders
Busan
geographical name — see Pusan
busboy
noun Etymology: omnibus busboy Date: 1913 a waiter's assistant; specifically one who removes dirty dishes and resets tables in a restaurant
busby
noun (plural busbies) Etymology: probably from the name Busby Date: 1853 1. a military full-dress fur hat with a pendent bag on one side usually of the color of regimental ...
Bush
I. biographical name George (Herbert Walker) 1924- American politician; 41st president of the United States (1989-93) II. biographical name George W(alker) 1946- son of ...
bush
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old High German busc forest Date: 14th century 1. a. shrub; especially a low densely branched shrub ...
bush baby
noun Date: 1901 any of several small nocturnal arboreal African primates (Galago and related genera of the family Lorisidae) with large eyes, long ears, a long tail, and ...
bush basil
noun Date: 1597 a sweet basil of a cultivar with small leaves
bush clover
noun Date: circa 1818 any of several usually shrubby lespedezas
bush jacket
noun Etymology: from its use in rough country Date: circa 1939 a long cotton jacket resembling a shirt and having four patch pockets and a belt
bush league
noun Date: 1906 minor league • bush leaguer noun
bush leaguer
noun see bush league
bush pilot
noun Date: 1936 a pilot who flies a small plane into remote areas
bush shirt
noun Etymology: from its use in rough country Date: 1909 a usually loose-fitting cotton shirt with patch pockets
bush-league
adjective Date: 1908 being of an inferior class or group of its kind ; marked by a lack of sophistication or professionalism
bushbuck
noun (plural bushbuck or bushbucks) Etymology: translation of Afrikaans bosbok Date: 1852 a small African striped antelope (Tragelaphus scriptus) especially of sub-Saharan ...
bushed
I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. covered with or as if with a bushy growth 2. chiefly Australian a. lost especially in the bush b. perplexed 1, confused 3. tired, ...
Bushehr
geographical name city & port SW Iran population 120,787
bushel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English busshel, from Anglo-French bussel, buschelle, from Old French boisse measure of grain, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish boss breadth of ...
busheler
noun see bushel II
bushfire
noun Date: 1832 Australian an uncontrolled fire in a bush area
Bushido
noun Etymology: Japanese bushidō Date: 1898 a feudal-military Japanese code of behavior valuing honor above life
bushily
adverb see bushy
bushiness
noun see bushy
bushing
noun Date: 1839 1. a usually removable cylindrical lining for an opening (as of a mechanical part) used to limit the size of the opening, resist abrasion, or serve as a guide ...
bushland
noun Date: 1827 bush I,2
bushman
noun Date: 1785 1. capitalized [modification of obsolete Afrikaans boschjesman, from boschje (diminutive of bosch forest) + Afrikaans man] a. a member of a group of ...
bushmaster
noun Date: 1826 a pit viper of Central and South America that is the largest New World venomous snake
bushpig
noun Date: 1840 a wild usually reddish to black pig (Potamochoerus porcus) of forests and scrubland of sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar that has much facial hair, long ...
bushranger
noun Date: 1801 1. Australian an outlaw living in the bush 2. frontiersman, woodsman • bushranging noun
bushranging
noun see bushranger
bushtit
noun Date: circa 1889 a small gray titmouse (Psaltriparus minimus) of western North America with light underparts that occurs in several geographic forms
bushveld
noun Etymology: part translation of Afrikaans bosveld, from bos bush + veld Date: 1879 veld of southern Africa with abundant shrubby and often thorny vegetation
bushwhack
verb Etymology: back-formation from bushwhacker Date: 1866 transitive verb ambush; broadly to attack suddenly ; assault intransitive verb to clear a path through thick ...
bushwhacker
noun see bushwhack
bushy
adjective (bushier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. full of or overgrown with bushes 2. resembling a bush; especially being thick and spreading • bushily adverb • ...
busily
adverb see busy I
business
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English bisynesse, from bisy busy + -nesse -ness Date: 14th century 1. archaic purposeful activity ; busyness 2. a. role, ...
business administration
noun Date: circa 1911 a program of studies in a college or university providing general knowledge of business principles and practices
business card
noun Date: 1840 a small card bearing information (as name and address) about a business or business representative
business cycle
noun Date: 1919 a cycle of economic activity usually consisting of recession, recovery, growth, and decline
business end
noun Date: 1878 the end with, from, or through which a thing's function is fulfilled
business suit
noun Date: 1870 a man's suit consisting of matching coat and trousers and sometimes a vest
businesslike
adjective Date: 1791 1. exhibiting qualities believed to be advantageous in business 2. serious, purposeful
businessman
noun Date: 1826 a man who transacts business; especially a business executive

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