- the wood of branches that have been cut or broken off.
- a pile or covering of such branches.
- a growth or thicket of densely growing small trees and shrubs.
Origin of brushwood
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Examples from the Web for brushwood
But Felicien had gone a shorter way through the brambles and brushwood.The Dream
We had almost reached the fortress, and only the brushwood concealed it from view.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
Here is our peasant with his overshadowing load of brushwood.The Book of Khalid
It is a nest of greenery in the midst of a tangle of brushwood.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Except for being free from the brushwood, we might almost be where we started.The Fiery Totem
- cut or broken-off tree branches, twigs, etc
- another word for brush 2 (def. 1)
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