Bible. a bush that “burned with fire and … was not consumed,” from which an angel spoke to Moses. (Ex. 3:2).
Also called firebush, summer cypress. a shrubby plant, Kochia scoparia, of the amaranth family, having dense, feathery foliage that turns red in fall.
any of various plants of the genus Euonymus having bright red foliage in autumn.
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)
any of several shrubs or trees, esp the wahoo, that have bright red fruits or seeds
another name for gas plant
any of several plants, esp kochia, with a bright red autumn foliage
(Old Testament) the bush that burned without being consumed, from which God spoke to Moses (Exodus 3:2–4)
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to polish (a surface) by friction. to make smooth and bright. Engraving. to flatten and enlarge the dots of (a halftone) by rubbing with a tool. gloss; brightness; luster: the burnish of brass andirons. Contemporary Examples Nevada Guv Faces Fans and Foes in Reelection Lloyd Green March 17, 2014 What’s Palin Doing in Israel? Dan […]