burning bush


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burning bush

n.
1. In the Bible, a bush on Mount Sinai that burned miraculously without being consumed by the flames, out of which God spoke to Moses.
2. also burn·ing-bush (bûr′nĭng-bo͝osh′) Botany
a. Any of several shrubs or shrubby plants, such as the summer cypress and certain species of euonymus, having foliage that turns bright red in autumn.
b. See gas plant.

burning bush

n
1. (Plants) a rutaceous shrub, Dictamnus fraxinella, of S Europe and Asia, whose glands release a volatile inflammable oil that can burn without harming the plant: identified as the bush from which God spoke to Moses (Exodus 3:2–4)
2. (Plants) any of several shrubs or trees, esp the wahoo, that have bright red fruits or seeds
3. (Plants) another name for gas plant
4. (Plants) any of several plants, esp kochia, with a bright red autumn foliage
5. (Bible) Old Testament the bush that burned without being consumed, from which God spoke to Moses (Exodus 3:2–4)

burn′ing bush′


n.
1. Also called summer cypress. a shrubby plant, Kochia scoparia, of the goosefoot family, having dense foliage that turns red in autumn.
2. any of various plants of the genus Euonymus, of the staff-tree family, that have bright red foliage in autumn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burning bush - (Old Testament) the bush that burned without being consumed and from which God spoke to Mosesburning bush - (Old Testament) the bush that burned without being consumed and from which God spoke to Moses
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.burning bush - deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
Euonymus, genus Euonymus - widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
3.burning bush - Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit flammable vapor in hot weatherburning bush - Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit flammable vapor in hot weather
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
4.burning bush - densely branched Eurasian plantburning bush - densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
References in classic literature ?
I think, sir, when God makes His presence felt through us, we are like the burning bush: Moses never took any heed what sort of bush it was--he only saw the brightness of the Lord.
What does it do: When Moses fled from Egypt he worked as a shepherd for Jethro, his father-in-law, and while tending his flocks, the Angel of the Lord appeared to him out of a burning bush which was not consumed, and God called to him from the middle of the bush and said, 'Here am I'.(Exodus.
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Known commonly as the 'burning bush' the foliage is particularly striking.
God lured Moses with the burning bush and told him the divine name so that he might get caught up in the mystery of who God is.
The burning bush spectacle was not exclusively for Moses.
The whole is also built round a distinct theology, which is briefly set forth in the preface; it is then successively unfolded in the three theophanies contained in the work, the Burning Bush and the two Ascents to Sinai.
This region is believed to be enshrining the burning bush from which God first revealed himself to Moses, including a lot of treasure trove of icons and manuscripts.
However, the rabbit was seen running into the burning bush.
His bicep reads ehiyeh asher ehiyeh, or "I am that I am." It's what God tells Moses at the burning bush after Moses asks what to call him.
It is an odd image, this burning bush. It originates, of course, with Moses and the revelation he received way back in Exodus 3: "And, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed." As an emblem for the Presbyterian Church, the Scots trace it back to printer George Mossman, who included it in his title page of the Acts and Proceedings of 1691.
..." A sliver of lightning renews the town's burning bush.