burning bush

burning bush
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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  • BURNING BUSH — BURNING BUSH, the seneh, which is connected with God s revelation to Moses and of which it is stated that The bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed (Ex. 3:1–4). Various identifications have been proposed for the plant. One… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Burning bush — Burning Burn ing, a. 1. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery. [1913 Webster] 2. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal. [1913 Webster] Like a young hound upon a burning scent. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burning bush — n. [after the Biblical burning bush: Ex. 3:2 ] ☆ 1. any of several American shrubs (genus Euonymus) of the staff tree family, having brilliant red fruits or leaves 2. GAS PLANT …   English World dictionary

  • Burning bush — For other uses, see Burning bush (disambiguation). God Appears to Moses in Burning Bush. Painting from Saint Isaac s Cathedral, Saint Petersburg The burning bush is an object described by the Book of Exodus (3:1 21) as being located on Mount… …   Wikipedia

  • burning bush — 1. Bible. a bush that burned with fire and ... was not consumed, from which an angel spoke to Moses. (Ex. 3:2). 2. Also called firebush, summer cypress. a shrubby plant, Kochia scoparia, of the goosefoot family, having dense, feathery foliage… …   Universalium

  • burning bush — 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}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A densely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burning bush — /ˌbɜnɪŋ ˈbʊʃ/ (say .berning boosh) noun 1. any of various plants which yield a volatile and flammable oil. 2. any of various species of Combretum, a deciduous climber with masses of small red flowers in spring. {from the burning bush in Exodus… …   Australian English dictionary

  • burning-bush — baltasis diktonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Dictamnus albus), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dictamnus albus angl. burning bush;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • burning-bush — diktonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių (Rutaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Dictamnus). atitikmenys: lot. Dictamnus angl. burning bush; dittany; fraxinella vok. Diptam rus. ясенец lenk. dyptam …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • burning bush — bush described in the Book of Exodus which burned with fire but was not consumed …   English contemporary dictionary

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