Definition of firebush in English:

firebush

noun

  • 1Burning bush. Now rare.

  • 2Any of several shrubby plants with red flowers, foliage, or fruit, especially (more fully "Chilean firebush", "scarlet firebush") the small evergreen tree Embothrium coccineum (family Proteaceae), native to South America and widely grown elsewhere, which bears clusters of tubular scarlet flowers.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Foulke Robartes (?1579–1650), Church of England clergyman. From fire + bush.

Pronunciation

firebush

/ˈfʌɪəbʊʃ/