bushfire
noun Date: 1832 Australian an uncontrolled fire in a bush area

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bushfire — A Bushfire is a fire that occurs in the bush (collective term for scrub, woodland or grassland of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia). In south east Australia, bushfires tend to be most common and most severe during summer and autumn, in… …   Wikipedia

  • bushfire — /ˈbʊʃfaɪə / (say booshfuyuh) noun a fire that has broken out in forest, scrub or grassland; often caused by lightning strike. Bushfires, of both natural and human origin, have played an important role in shaping the Australian environment. Most… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bushfire — /boosh fuyeur /, n. an uncontrolled fire in the trees and bushes of scrubland. [1865 70; BUSH1 + FIRE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bushfire — noun An Australasian wildfire. Syn: bush fire …   Wiktionary

  • bushfire — n. wildfire, uncontrolled fire in forests or bush areas that spreads quickly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bushfire — bush•fire [[t]ˈbʊʃˌfaɪər[/t]] n. an uncontrolled fire in the trees and bushes of scrubland • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • bushfire — n. a fire in a forest or in scrub often spreading widely. * * * /boosh fuyeur /, n. an uncontrolled fire in the trees and bushes of scrubland. [1865 70; BUSH1 + FIRE] * * * bushˈfire noun (esp Aust and NZ) A fire in forest or scrub • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bushfire survival plan — noun a plan developed so as to have an organised response to a bushfire, particularly in the event of a catastrophic warning requiring a decision to stay and defend one s property or depart as quickly as possible …   Australian English dictionary

  • bushfire blonde — /bʊʃfaɪə ˈblɒnd/ (say booshfuyuh blond) noun Colloquial → strawberry blonde (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • bushfire hazard reduction — noun → hazard reduction (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

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