burning bush


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wahoo \Wa*hoo"\, n.
   Any of various American trees or shrubs; specif.:
   (a) A certain shrub (Evonymus atropurpureus) having purple
       capsules which in dehiscence expose the scarlet-ariled
       seeds; -- called also burning bush.
   (b) Cascara buckthorn.
   (c) Basswood.
       [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Burning \Burn"ing\, a.
   1. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
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   2. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement;
      powerful; as, burning zeal.
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            Like a young hound upon a burning scent. --Dryden.
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   Burning bush (Bot.), an ornamental shrub ({Euonymus
      atropurpureus}), bearing a crimson berry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

firebush \firebush\ n.
   1. An evergreen South American shrub *{Streptosolen
      jamesonii}) having showy trumpet-shaped orange flowers;
      grown as an ornamental or houseplant.

   Syn: marmalade bush, Streptosolen jamesonii.
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   2. A densely branched Eurasian plant (Bassia scoparia)
      whose foliage turns purple-red in autumn; also called
      burning bush.

   Syn: summer cypress, burning bush, belvedere, {Bassia
        scoparia}, Kochia scoparia.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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