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.
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How to use brushwood in a sentence
Analyses of charring patterns on her bones and burned sediment surrounding her remains suggest the woman’s body was placed inside the hut just before the brushwood structure was intentionally burned.A body burned inside a hut 20,000 years ago signaled shifting views of death | Bruce Bower | February 16, 2021 | Science News
Far across the island, faintly sounding through the trees and brushwood, came a similar, answering cry.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
Logs and dry brushwood are disposed all round, and the whole is set fire to, and the doors closed.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
My driver bestowed upon this tangled brushwood the high-sounding name of jungle.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
When communication trenches have been dug and brushwood and rocks flattened out, it will be easier.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
Again looking out of the window, I saw them coming back, each man loaded with a mass of brushwood.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for brushwood
cut or broken-off tree branches, twigs, etc
another word for brush 2 (def. 1)
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