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[shoo g-er-boo sh] /ˈʃʊg ərˌbʊʃ/
an evergreen shrub, Rhus ovata, of the cashew family, native to the desert regions of the southwestern U.S., having light yellow flowers in short, dense spikes and hairy, dark-red fruit.
an orchard or grove of sugar maples.
Origin of sugarbush
First recorded in 1795-1805; sugar + bush1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My boyhood days in the spring sugar bush were my most enjoyable on the farm.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs
  • Then I soon managed to gather a little harvest of my own from the sugar bush.

British Dictionary definitions for sugar bush

sugar bush

an anacardiaceous evergreen shrub, Rhus ovata, of S California and Arizona, having pale oval leaves, spikes of yellow-tinged red flowers, and deep red fruits
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