This protracted blossoming led to bunches containing berries of very different sizes, a condition called millerandage.
He bunches himself up tightly, one leg entwined over the other, with the crossed leg dangling, limply, languorously.
The nests looked flimsy to Phoebe—they were just bunches of sticks—and it looked to her like they might fall out of the trees.
Almost every tank and armored vehicle in the square was covered with anti-Mubarak graffiti and bunches of flowers.
The bunches of seed-vessels, or "ash-keys," as they are fancifully called, were pickled in salt and water and eaten in old times.
She stroked the sleek necks of the colts and handed them bunches of grass.
bunches of sweet herbs hung from the rafters, but there were no cobwebs, because of Miss Hathaway's perfect housekeeping.
Clemence related that she had one day eaten three bunches of watercresses at her lunch.
They were ornamented with bows of bright-colored ribbons, bunches of artificial flowers, and gold and silver tinsel butterflies.
McPike is noteworthy because of the large size of the berries and bunches.
early 14c., "protuberance on the body, swelling," perhaps echoic of the sound of hitting and connected to bump (cf., possibly in similar relationship, hump/hunch).
The sense of "cluster" is mid-15c.; connection with the earlier sense is obscure, and this may be a separate word, perhaps through a nasalized form of Old French bouge (2), 15c., from Flemish boudje diminutive of boud "bundle." Meaning "a lot, a group" is from 1620s.
"to bulge out," late 14c., from bunch (n.). Meaning "to gather up in a bunch" (transitive) is from 1828; sense of "to crowd together" (intransitive) is from 1873. Related: Bunched; bunching.
(1.) A bundle of twigs (Ex. 12:22). (2.) Bunch or cake of raisins (2 Sam. 16:1). (3.) The "bunch of a camel" (Isa. 30:6).