- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
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In which Jehovah appeared to Moses in the wilderness (Exodus 3:2; Acts 7:30). It is difficult to say what particular kind of plant or bush is here meant. Probably it was the mimosa or acacia. The words "in the bush" in Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37, mean "in the passage or paragraph on the bush;" i.e., in Exodus 3.
The Hebrew word seneh occurs only in those passages which refer to Jehovah's appearance to Moses "in the flame of fire in the bush." (Exodus 3:2,3,4; 33:16) It is quite impossible to say what kind of thorn bush is intended; but it was probably the acacia a small variety of the shittim tree found in the Sinai region.
BUSH, noun [Latin pasco, originally, to feed on sprouts.]
1. A shrub with branches; a thick shrub; also, a cluster of shrubs. With hunters, a fox tail.
2. An assemblage of branches interwoven.
3. A branch of a tree fixed or hung out as a tavern sign. Hence, since the branch has been discontinued, a coronated frame of wood hung out as a tavern sign, is so called. Hence the English proverb, 'Good wine needs no bush '
[I know not that this word is thus used in the U. States.]
4. A circle of metal let into the sheaves of such blocks as have iron pins, to prevent their wearing.
This word when applied to sheaves is called bush but when applied to the circular iron of a cart wheel is, in America, called a box.
BUSH, verb intransitive To grow thick or bushy.
BUSH, verb transitive To furnish a block with a bush
See Burning Bush
BUSH'EL, noun A dry measure, containing eight gallons, or four pecks. The standard English bushel by Stat.12 . Henry VII., contains eight gallons of wheat, each gallon eight pounds of wheat, troy weight, the pound, twelve ounces troy, the ounce, twenty sterlings, and the sterling, thirty two grains of wheat growing in the middle of the ear. The contents are 2145.6 solid inches, equivalent to 1131 ounces and 14 pennyweights troy.
The English bushel is used also in the U. States.
Bushel signifies both the quantity or capacity, and the vessel which will contain the quantity.
1. In popular language, a large quantity indefinitely.
2. The circle of iron in the nave of a wheel; in America, called a box. [See Bush.]
BUSH'ELAGE, noun A duty payable on commodities by the bushel. [Not used in the U. States.]
BUSH'INESS, noun [from bush, bushy.] The quality of being bushy, thick or intermixed, like the branches of a bush.
BUSH'-MAN, noun A woodsman; a name which the Dutch give to the wild and ferocious inhabitants of Africa, near the Cape of Good Hope.
BUSH'MENT, noun [from bush.] A thicket; a cluster of bushes. [Not used.]
BUSH'Y, adjective [from bush.] Full of branches; thick and spreading, like a bush; as a bushy beard or brier.
1. Full of bushes; overgrown with shrubs.