To bury the hatchet, to lay aside the instruments of war, and make peace; — a phrase used in allusion to the custom observed by the North American Indians, of burying a tomahawk when they conclude a peace.

Syn. — To intomb; inter; inhume; inurn; hide; cover; conceal; overwhelm; repress.

Burying ground
(Bur"y*ing ground`, Bur"y*ing place). The ground or place for burying the dead; burial place.

(Bus) n. [Abbreviated from omnibus.] An omnibus. [Colloq.]

(Bus"by) n.; pl. Busbies (Mil.) A military headdress or cap, used in the British army. It is of fur, with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right shoulder.

(||Bus"con) n. [Sp., a searcher, fr. buscar to search.] One who searches for ores; a prospector. [U.S.]

(Bush) n. [OE. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to D. bosch, OHG. busc, G. busch, Icel. buskr, buski, Dan. busk, Sw. buske, and also to LL. boscus, buscus, Pr. bosc, It. bosco, Sp. & Pg. bosque, F. bois, OF. bos. Whether the LL. or G. form is the original is uncertain; if the LL., it is perh. from the same source as E. box a case. Cf. Ambush, Boscage, Bouquet, Box a case.]

1. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.

This was the original sense of the word, as in the Dutch bosch, a wood, and was so used by Chaucer. In this sense it is extensively used in the British colonies, especially at the Cape of Good Hope, and also in Australia and Canada; as, to live or settle in the bush.

2. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.

To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling flowers.

3. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.

4. A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself.

If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is true that a good play needs no epilogue.

5. (Hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.

To beat about the bush, to approach anything in a round-about manner, instead of coming directly to it; — a metaphor taken from hunting.Bush bean(Bot.), a variety of bean which is low and requires no support (Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus). See Bean, 1.Bush buck, or Bush goat(Zoöl.), a beautiful South African antelope (Tragelaphus sylvaticus); — so called because found mainly in wooden localities. The name is also applied to other species.Bush cat(Zoöl.), the serval. See Serval. Bush chat(Zoöl.), a bird of the genus Pratincola, of the Thrush family.Bush dog. (Zoöl.) See Potto.Bush hammer. See Bushhammer in the Vocabulary.Bush harrow(Agric.) See under Harrow.Bush hog(Zoöl.), a South African wild hog (Potamochœrus Africanus); — called also bush pig, and water hog.Bush master(Zoöl.), a venomous snake (Lachesis mutus) of Guinea; — called also surucucu.Bush pea(Bot.), a variety of pea that needs to be bushed.Bush shrike(Zoöl.), a bird of the genus Thamnophilus, and allied genera; — called also batarg. Many species inhabit tropical America.Bush tit(Zoöl.), a small bird of the genus Psaltriparus, allied to the titmouse. P. minimus inhabits California.

them. The larvæ feed upon decaying flesh, and are useful scavengers.

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