Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

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

Derived forms: burning bushes

Type of: bush, herb, herbaceous plant, shrub

Part of: Bassia, Euonymus, genus Bassia, genus Euonymus, genus Kochia, Kochia

Encyclopedia: Burning bush