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Khumba - Bushpig

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HomonymsKhumba - Touch

Definition of bushpig
- Bush \Bush\ (b[.u]sh), n. [OE. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to D. bosch, OHG. busc, G. busch, Icel. b[=u]skr, b[=u]ski, Dan. busk, Sw. buske, and also to LL. boscus, buscus, Pr. bosc, It. bosco, Sp. & Pg. bosque, F. bois, OF. bos. Whether the LL. or G. form is the original is uncertain; if the LL., it is perh. from the same source as E. box a case. Cf. {Ambush}, {Boscage}, {Bouquet}, {Box} a case.]
- A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest. [1913 Webster] Note: This was the original sense of the word, as in the Dutch bosch, a wood, and was so used by Chaucer. In this sense it is extensively used in the British colonies, especially at the Cape of Good Hope, and also in Australia and Canada; as, to live or settle in the bush. [1913 Webster]
- A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs. [1913 Webster] To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling flowers. --Gascoigne. [1913 Webster]
- A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines. [1913 Webster]
- A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself. [1913 Webster] If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is true that a good play needs no epilogue. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
- (Hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox. [1913 Webster] {To beat about the bush}, to approach anything in a round-about manner, instead of coming directly to it; -- a metaphor taken from hunting. {Bush bean} (Bot.), a variety of bean which is low and requires no support ({Phaseolus vulgaris}, variety nanus). See {Bean},
- {Bush buck}, or {Bush goat} (Zo["o]l.), a beautiful South African antelope ({Tragelaphus sylvaticus}); -- so called because found mainly in wooden localities. The name is also applied to other species. {Bush cat} (Zo["o]l.), the serval. See {Serval}. {Bush chat} (Zo["o]l.), a bird of the genus {Pratincola}, of the Thrush family. {Bush dog}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Potto}. {Bush hammer}. See {Bushhammer} in the Vocabulary. {Bush harrow} (Agric.) See under {Harrow}. {Bush hog} (Zo["o]l.), a South African wild hog ({Potamoch[oe]rus Africanus}); -- called also {bush pig}, and {water hog}. {Bush master} (Zo["o]l.), a venomous snake ({Lachesis mutus}) of Guinea; -- called also {surucucu}. {Bush pea} (Bot.), a variety of pea that needs to be bushed. {Bush shrike} (Zo["o]l.), a bird of the genus {Thamnophilus}, and allied genera; -- called also {batarg}. Many species inhabit tropical America. {Bush tit} (Zo["o]l.), a small bird of the genus {Psaltriparus}, allied to the titmouse. {Psaltriparus minimus} inhabits California. [1913 Webster]
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