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bushy (adj.)

late 14c., "overgrown with bushes," from bush (n.) + -y (2). Of hair, etc., "resembling a bush, thick and spreading," from 1610s. Related: Bushiness.

updated on September 05, 2017

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Definitions of bushy from WordNet

bushy (adj.)
used of hair; thick and poorly groomed;
bushy locks
Synonyms: shaggy / shaggy-haired / shaggy-coated
bushy (adj.)
resembling a bush in being thickly branched and spreading;
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