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native bush

(NZ) indigenous forest
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  • Under cover of his native bush he could harry the retreating whites from day to day.

  • A deep fringe of tree-ferns and underwood, backed by a dense forest of native bush, skirts its north and northeast shores.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • The coffee was evidently ground from the berry of some native bush, and its taste in no way resembled the real.

    War in the Garden of Eden Kermit Roosevelt
  • And then there was the wattle, a native bush or tree, an inspiring cloud of sumptuous yellow bloom.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

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