brushy

brushy
Ⅰ.
brush [1] NOUN 1) an implement with a handle and a block of bristles, hair, or wire, used especially for cleaning, smoothing, or painting. 2) an act of brushing. 3) a slight and fleeting touch. 4) a brief encounter with something bad or unwelcome. 5) the bushy tail of a fox. 6) a piece of carbon or metal serving as an electrical contact with a moving part in a motor or alternator.
VERB 1) clean, smooth, or apply with a brush. 2) touch or push lightly. 3) (brush off) dismiss in an abrupt, contemptuous way. 4) (brush up on or brush up) work to regain (a previously learned skill).
DERIVATIVES brushy adjective.
ORIGIN Old French broisse.
Ⅱ.
brush [2] NOUN chiefly N. Amer. & Austral./NZ undergrowth, small trees, and shrubs.
ORIGIN Old French broce.

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