Meaning of “brushwood” in the English Dictionary


"brushwood" in English

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brushwoodnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbrʌʃ.wʊd/ us /ˈbrʌʃ.wʊd/ also brush

Examples from literature

  • It was hidden behind a wall made with mud from the lake, and protected on the top by thorny brushwood. 
  • The St. John bonfire was not a religious ceremony, but its character lifted it above the ordinary burning of brushwood at night. 
  • The forest was full of fallen brushwood, as dry as tinder, and Henry helped gather it. 
  • The sparks were allowed to fall on tinder and fanned into a flame, with which the dry brushwood was kindled. 
  • There he saw a man coming down from the wood, leading a horse laden with bundles of brushwood. 

(Definition of “brushwood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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