boughnoun [ C ]uk /baʊ/ us /baʊ/ literary
Examples from literature
- Moreover, fruit trees by bending their boughs towards the earth seem to offer their crop to man.
- Sturdy maples threw curving, interlacing boughs across, through which the sun-light filtered and flickered.
- The cold sunlight came through the golden maple boughs and lay in patches on the undergrowth of drying golden-rod and asters.
- The natives cut the road, digging a ditch which they covered over with boughs and earth.
- There were the beehives, and the bees humming among the orchard boughs.