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Friday, December 09, 2011

Definitions for bough

  1. A branch of a tree, especially one of the larger or main branches.

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Citations for bough
In the background, behind the pool and beneath the dramatic sidereal display, there is a little tree with a bird perched in its uppermost bough, exactly as there is on the Star card. Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
He ran up the creeper as easily as though it had been a ladder, walked upright along the broad bough, and brought the pigeon to the ground. He put it limp and warm in Elizabeth's hand. George Orwell, The Orwell Reader: Fiction, Essays, and Reportage
Origin of bough
Bough can be traced back to the Sanskrit word bāhu, meaning “shoulder.”