brushwood


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brush·wood

 (brŭsh′wo͝od′)
n.
1. Branches that have been cut or broken off.
2.
a. Dense undergrowth.
b. An area covered by such growth.

brushwood

(ˈbrʌʃˌwʊd)
n
1. (Horticulture) cut or broken-off tree branches, twigs, etc
2. (Horticulture) another word for brush21

brush•wood

(ˈbrʌʃˌwʊd)

n.
1. the wood of branches that have been cut or broken off.
2. a pile of such branches.
3. a thicket of bushes or shrubs; brush.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brushwood - the wood from bushes or small branches; "they built a fire of brushwood"
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.brushwood - a dense growth of bushesbrushwood - a dense growth of bushes    
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
brake - an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
canebrake - a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
spinney - a copse that shelters game
underbrush, undergrowth, underwood - the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
Translations

brushwood

[ˈbrʌʃwʊd] Nmaleza f, monte m bajo; (= faggots) → broza f, leña f menuda

brushwood

[ˈbrʌʃwʊd] nbroussailles fpl, taillis m

brushwood

[ˈbrʌʃˌwʊd] n (undergrowth) → sottobosco; (cuttings) → rami mpl tagliati
References in classic literature ?
He put a few bits of brushwood on the fire, and strove to raise the light, and then drew his worn Bible from his pocket.
In the centre of that open space where he had caused the Boers to be fallen upon he had built up a great pyre of wood--brushwood beneath, and on top of the brushwood logs, and even whole trees.
All day long I toiled with frantic haste and collected quantities of dry brushwood, reeds and thorns, which I bound with faggots, and making a circle of them under my tree I piled them firmly one upon another until I had a kind of tent in which I crouched like a mouse in a hole when she sees the cat coming.
Their way led through a stream whose banks were overgrown with thick brushwood.
She skimmed along over the tree-tops until she saw an open place in the middle of the wood, where the trees and brushwood had been cleared.
Nor did our expectation deceive us, for two hours had not passed when, coming out of the brushwood into the open ground, we perceived some fifty mounted men swiftly approaching us at a hand-gallop.
But there was no isolated bush, nor modest brushwood, at the bottom of lofty trees.
We locked ourselves in, and then took Moreau's mangled body into the yard and laid it upon a pile of brushwood.
When we had come up to the wall of the city we crouched down beneath our armour and lay there under cover of the reeds and thick brushwood that grew about the swamp.
Here and there a fisherman's bundle of brushwood would be burning at the water's edge, and sending its light far and wide over the surface.
The two figures were standing opposite to each other, with clasped hands about to part; and while they were bending to kiss, Gyp, who had been running among the brushwood, came out, caught sight of them, and gave a sharp bark.
As two lions snatch a goat from the hounds that have it in their fangs, and bear it through thick brushwood high above the ground in their jaws, thus did the Ajaxes bear aloft the body of Imbrius, and strip it of its armour.