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brushy1

[bruhsh-ee] /ˈbrʌʃ i/
adjective, brushier, brushiest.
1.
resembling a brush, especially in roughness or shagginess.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; brush1 + -y1

brushy2

[bruhsh-ee] /ˈbrʌʃ i/
adjective, brushier, brushiest.
1.
covered or overgrown with brush or brushwood.
Origin
1650-60; brush2 + -y1
Related forms
brushiness, noun
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Examples from the web for brushy
  • That's because goats prefer and thrive on coarse, brushy vegetation cattle won't eat.
  • The fourth drive began, the big one, with hundreds of beaters moving down brushy hillsides toward a valley.
  • And sometimes they burn where the tan oak trees are lest it be brushy when they pick up the acorns.
  • Snowshoe hares are forest-dwellers that prefer the thick cover of brushy undergrowth.
  • brushy draws, wood lots or fence rows located on one side of the field are less desirable for quail.
  • Rabbit populations require dense, brushy habitat to thrive.
  • Cottontails prefer open brushy or forest-border cover.
  • Spotted skunks inhabit open prairies, brushy areas and cultivated land.
  • Common throughout state along streams, open woods, cut-over and brushy areas.
British Dictionary definitions for brushy

brushy1

adjective brushier, brushiest
1.
like a brush; thick and furry

brushy2

/ˈbrʌʃɪ/
adjective brushier, brushiest
1.
covered or overgrown with brush
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