bushfire

[boo sh-fahyuh r]

noun

an uncontrolled fire in the trees and bushes of scrubland.

Origin of bushfire

First recorded in 1865–70; bush1 + fire
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British Dictionary definitions for bushfire

bushfire

noun

an uncontrolled fire in the bush; a scrub or forest fire
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