One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A plantation of sugar maples.
- ‘Because of its tolerance to shade, sugar maples are among the few seedlings that grow well in the dense shade of a maple forest - also called a ‘sugar bush’ - contributing to its dominance in many areas.’
- ‘Pull out the images that they know: street-corner hockey rinks; sap flowing in the sugar bush; the hard, clear line of the Laurentians; men and clattery combines on the Prairies.’
- ‘You don't need a 40-acre sugar bush to enjoy this ritual.’
- ‘Class trips were invariably to Fort George or the Sir Adam Beck generating station or a maple syrup ‘sugar bush’.’
- ‘A typical sugar camp or sugar bush encompassed an area of some 900 taps or cuttings, with up to three taps made per tree.’
2South Africananother term for protea
- ‘So, when she saw plants labelled ‘sugar bush’ in a nursery, she bought and planted them.’
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