One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Australian. Any of several shrubby plants poisonous to livestock; especially one of the genus Gastrolobium (family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)).
2More fully "Bushman's poison-bush", "Hottentot's poison-bush". Any of several shrubby plants of the southern African genus Acokanthera (family Apocynaceae), sometimes grown for ornament in warm climates, especially A. oppositifolia, the milky sap of which was formerly used in arrow poisons.
Mid 18th century (in an earlier sense). From poison + bush.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.