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Definition of "brushwood" []

  • Branches that have been cut or broken off. (noun)
  • Dense undergrowth. (noun)
  • An area covered by such growth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brushwood" in a sentence
  • "Now, metaphorically speaking, a brush may be taken as a miniature wood; the common use of the term brushwood is a proof of the general acceptance of the metaphor."
  • ""Don't broadcast my voice on Seda va Sima [IRIB Music channel] ever again: my voice is like brushwood and thorns, and it will forever remain brushwood and thorns!""
  • "Close to us, hid in brushwood, was our own piquet; about 1000 yards from us was the Russian piquet."