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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bushy
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bushy (=with long thick fur)
▪ My cat has a soft bushy tail.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
eyebrow
▪ They were hard pin-points of slate blue beneath bushy eyebrows.
▪ She was a young nun with a deeply pocked face and bushy eyebrows that massed over the bridge of her large nose.
▪ His long bushy eyebrows, mingling with his coarse black hairline, made him appear to have no forehead at all.
▪ And those bushy eyebrows that resembled dark clouds on his horizon.-How come?
▪ His hair was grey but with a trace of red hair remaining in his bushy eyebrows.
▪ The black beard, for example, and the overly bushy eyebrows.
▪ With his dome, bushy eyebrows and wide if not always convincing smile, he was a commanding figure.
▪ The outward tips of his bushy eyebrows were tilted upwards slightly, giving him a demonic appearance.
plant
▪ The best bushy plant is Egeria or Elodea densa.
▪ Today, 25 bushy plants produce the earthy feel of a garden.
▪ Territorials surround themselves with briefcases, calendars, and large bushy plants.
▪ To obtain good bushy plants, keep pinching out the tips.
▪ The bushy plants develop from fleshy, stout rootstock.
▪ If a sand and clay mixture is provided it will produce a dense, bushy plant developing a mass of trailing rootstock.
▪ The long, wiry rootstock produces numerous shoots, which develop bushy plants.
tail
▪ No sign of squirrels at ground level, not a print, not a glimpse of a bushy tail.
▪ All of them give you fair warning of their character by deliberately making themselves conspicuous and waving their bushy tails.
▪ They're rodents - like rats, only with bushy tails.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
▪ Christie was there, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, at 6:30 a.m.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And those bushy eyebrows that resembled dark clouds on his horizon.-How come?
▪ Any dry fly that looks bushy and edible will do.
▪ He was lanky, pale and serious, with dark, bushy sideburns and a handsome Che Guevara mustache.
▪ His hair was longer in those days but then my beard was bushier so I suppose we were about equally hirsute.
▪ Territorials surround themselves with briefcases, calendars, and large bushy plants.
▪ The outward tips of his bushy eyebrows were tilted upwards slightly, giving him a demonic appearance.
▪ To obtain good bushy plants, keep pinching out the tips.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bushy

Bushy \Bush"y\, a. [From 1st Bush.]

  1. Thick and spreading, like a bush. ``Bushy eyebrows.''
    --Irving.

  2. Full of bushes; overgrowing with shrubs.

    Dingle, or bushy dell, of this wild wood.
    --Milton.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
bushy

late 14c., "overgrown with bushes," from bush (n.) + -y (2). Of hair, etc., from 1610s. Related: Bushiness.

Wiktionary
bushy

a. Like a bush in having many widely spread branches.

WordNet
bushy
  1. adj. used of hair; thick and poorly groomed; "bushy locks"; "a shaggy beard" [syn: shaggy]

  2. resembling a bush in being thickly branched and spreading

  3. [also: bushiest, bushier]

Wikipedia
Bushy

Bushy may refer to:

  • Bushy or Bushie, informal US term for supporter of George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, or Jeb Bush
  • Ron Bushy (born 1941), co-founder and drummer of the rock band Iron Butterfly
  • Bushy, spelling of the name of the historical character John Bussy as it appears in Shakespeare's play Richard II

Usage examples of "bushy".

Every time the Bushies talked about Iraq, they talked about the lessons of September 11.

They had a fine feast, but the greatest fun of all was just before they went to bed, when Bushy Tail took from his bag a little telephone.

Then Bushy Tail took a mince pie and put it in his right-hand coat pocket.

Next morning, when Bunny and Susan awoke, they saw that their pies were gone, and they saw that Bushy Tail and Bunny Boy were gone too!

Now, Bushy Tail would not have come if he had not had something to say, for he felt a little ashamed about the pies.

Nemo looked up to see a long-legged man with hazel eyes, bushy dark eyebrows, and a ridiculously huge black mustache that balanced like a canoe upon his lip.

She looked at the Englishman, studied his huge black mustache and bushy dark hair.

The elder Verne looked up at his son, bushy eyebrows knit in puzzlement, though Jules knew he was aware of the situation.

Fredo missed being handsome on account of an exceptionally large nose, small eyes and alarmingly bushy eyebrows.

He frowned sourly, his bushy white eye brows knit together pensively, when he closed the watchcase and slipped it back in his pocket.

For long seconds Elias stared at Emma, his bushy eyebrows arched questioningly high above his steel gray eyes.

His bushy graying eyebrows arched questioningly, disbelievingly above the sharp glitter of steel gray eyes, and then Emma saw him burst out laughing as he ran toward her.

A shabbily dressed man of gray hair and bushy mustache sat on the edge of the sofa, his elbows resting on his thighs, turning his hat in his hands, obviously very ill at ease.

Leonard squinted at her, his dark eyes under the bushy brows filled with concern.

It ran out of the corners of his mouth, formed brief pools in the bushy caverns of his ears and soaked on into the sofa.