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Burning bush   /bˈərnɪŋ bʊʃ/   Listen
Burning bush

(Old Testament) the bush that burned without being consumed and from which God spoke to Moses.
Deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds.  Synonyms: Euonymus atropurpureus, wahoo.
Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit flammable vapor in hot weather.  Synonyms: Dictamnus alba, dittany, fraxinella, gas plant.
Densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn.  Synonyms: Bassia scoparia, belvedere, fire-bush, fire bush, Kochia scoparia, summer cypress.

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"Burning bush" Quotes from Famous Books

... such a rush now, it is hard to tell what happens in its proper order. The apple-trees blossom out like pop-corn over the hot coals. The Japan quince repeats its farfamed imitation of the Burning Bush of Moses; the flowering currants are strung with knobs of vivid yellow fringe; the dead grass from the front yard, the sticks and stalks and old tomato vines, the bits of rag and the old bones that Guess has gnawed ...
— Back Home • Eugene Wood

... the last time with a muttered prayer. The bush—the flame fanned by the motion—flung a crimson glow upon his frowning features which, as he caught the rope, had a sneer of triumph on them. "Slack out! slack out!" he cried; and then, drawing the burning bush towards him, attempted to stamp out the ...
— For the Term of His Natural Life • Marcus Clarke

... spots in the neighborhood of the oasis. There farther to the north was the rock whence Moses had struck the water; there higher up, and more to the south-east, was the hill, where the Lord had spoken to the law-giver face to face, and where he had seen the burning bush; there again was the spring where he had met the daughters of Jethro, Zippora and Ledja, so called in the legend. Pious pilgrims came to these holy places in great numbers, and among them many natives of the peninsula, ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

Words linked to "Burning bush" :   Bassia scoparia, Euonymus, genus Euonymus, genus Kochia, herbaceous plant, herb, Old Testament, Kochia, Bassia, genus Bassia, bush, shrub

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