Definition of mosquito bush in English:

mosquito bush

noun

  • Any of several West Indian shrubs or herbs used (by hanging or burning) to repel mosquitoes and to treat fevers; (now) especially Ocimum micranthum and O. gratissimum (family Lamiaceae (Labiatae)) and Senna pallida (family Caesalpiniaceae (Leguminosae)).

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Griffith Hughes (1707–1750).