Main definitions of bushy in US English:

: bushy1bushy2

bushy1

adjective

  • 1Growing thickly into or so as to resemble a bush.

    ‘a dense, bushy plant’
    ‘his eyebrows were thick and bushy’
    • ‘They are thriving, healthy and bushy and have grown to about 6-7ft tall, and still show no sign of flowering.’
    • ‘It grows upright and bushy on strong stems with dense, long-lasting foliage.’
    • ‘These are bushy, vigorous plants with deciduous leaves of deep green.’
    • ‘Full sun encourages a full, bushy plant and the best blooms.’
    • ‘They grow big and bushy very quickly, therefore making the garden look full and well established.’
    • ‘Lablab comes in two main forms: a bushy plant, or one which grows like a vine.’
    • ‘During the voyage most of the prisoners had grown quite bushy beards.’
    • ‘Grass is a plant that grows thick and bushy when healthy.’
    • ‘Once plants are bushy, these stakes are difficult to install without damaging foliage.’
    • ‘He wore an ill-fitting gray suit, and had long, bushy sideburns that grew into his mustache.’
    • ‘These small, bushy plants literally bloom nonstop with an extraordinary abundance of petite flowers.’
    • ‘It's a bushy plant that has very disease-resistant dark green foliage.’
    • ‘Depending on variety, schizanthus will grow from 1-2 feet in height, forming a neat, bushy type plant.’
    • ‘Plants are bushy, so space seedlings at least a foot apart.’
    • ‘It consisted of three large bushy plants and half a dozen smaller individuals.’
    • ‘It's extremely slow-growing, making a small bushy plant.’
    • ‘The bushy plants are maintained at a height of six to eight feet.’
    • ‘By spring they will have produced bushy plants ready to carry on throughout the summer.’
    • ‘Anyway, we have this drive from our place to the street, and along it grows this bushy hedge thing.’
    • ‘If the plant is too bushy, the inner leaves do not get sun and air circulation, making it an easy target for plant disease.’
    thick, shaggy, unruly, fuzzy, rough, bristling, bristly, fluffy, woolly, luxuriant, exuberant, spreading
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  • 2Covered with bush or bushes.

    ‘bushy desert areas’
    • ‘At Dorking Road, the bushy area ends.’
    • ‘Her theme is her environment in the rural Kidds Beach area, the mat of undergrowth in the bushy Eastern Cape forests and her deep love for this.’
    • ‘My motor vehicle had a puncture at the corner of Pell Street and Beaconhurst Drive and as it was getting dark I was extremely worried as the area is bushy and unsafe.’
    • ‘It is so dense growing that it can make a bushy ground cover, great looking as well as saving work by smothering weeds.’
    • ‘For long-distance training, they run in a bushy area about 6km from the school and sometimes train along the beach.’
    • ‘I stare down into valley, whose steep contours are covered with bushy, broccoli-like clumps of kiewe (mesquite).’
    • ‘The Mt Keira tram way line passed directly through this bushy area.’
    • ‘What a jaguar needs to survive in the rainforest of Belize, for instance, may be different from what it needs in the dry, open, bushy Sonora area of Mexico.’

Pronunciation

bushy

/ˈbo͝oSHē//ˈbʊʃi/

Main definitions of bushy in US English:

: bushy1bushy2

bushy2

(also bushie)

noun

Australian, NZ
informal
  • A person who lives in the bush (as distinct from in a town), typically regarded as uncultured or unsophisticated.

    ‘cultural wonders that bushies like me were despised for not having’
    • ‘Long gone are the days when four-wheel drive owners were mainly farmers, miners or other bushies.’
    • ‘Between them, McGrath and Gilchrist seem to make up two halves of an Australian equation - McGrath the laconic and obdurate inland bushie, Gilchrist the more talkative fellow from a sub-tropic coast.’
    • ‘First as a bushie, I'm concerned about the state of play of rural Australia and the difficulties there are there, in contrast to those conditions that apply in the city.’
    • ‘It feels more like the home of a bushie, someone used to living in the open all his life.’
    • ‘Now I find more than a few Brisbane sophisticates similarly look down on culturally deprived bushies such as myself.’

Pronunciation

bushy

/ˈbo͝oSHē//ˈbʊʃi/