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[bruhsh-ee] /ˈbrʌʃ i/
adjective, brushier, brushiest.
resembling a brush, especially in roughness or shagginess.
Origin of brushy1
First recorded in 1680-90; brush1 + -y1


[bruhsh-ee] /ˈbrʌʃ i/
adjective, brushier, brushiest.
covered or overgrown with brush or brushwood.
First recorded in 1650-60; brush2 + -y1
Related forms
brushiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Eddie immediately urged his horse into the brushy edge of the trail so that he might pass Bud and take the lead.

    Cow-Country B. M. Bower
  • You could not cast for them; the brook was too small and brushy for that.

    Dwellers in Arcady Albert Bigelow Paine
  • A clear stream, brushy Creek, ran in a miniature canyon of limestone, through the eastern edge of the town.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • Most of the specimens examined were trapped in brushy areas.

  • Well, Fox assented to that, so they began to run through a brushy piece of country, full of fallen logs.

  • Robert has gone with a Mr. Spenser to see his place on the brushy.

    All the Days of My Life: An Autobiography Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It is a very simple, easily made snowshoe, and is especially useful in the rough, brushy ground.

    Woodcraft E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
  • Then the big flock of turkeys eluded us in an impenetrable, brushy ravine.

British Dictionary definitions for brushy


adjective brushier, brushiest
like a brush; thick and furry


adjective brushier, brushiest
covered or overgrown with brush
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