Definition of Bitterbrush

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Purshia'' of flowering shrubs, native to western North America. ¹

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Definition of Bitterbrush

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitterbrush

bitter orange peel
bitter orange peel oil
bitter orange tree
bitter pea
bitter pecan
bitter peptides
bitter pignut
bitter pill
bitter pill to swallow
bitter principle
bitter principles
bitter salts
bitter spar
bitter tonic
bitter water
bitterbrush (current term)

Literary usage of Bitterbrush

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"bitterbrush possesses most of the qualities of a desirable browse plant, and diminishing quantities of bitterbrush within its range has prompted substantial ..."

2. Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations: 1994 National Proceedings by Thomas D. Landis (1996)
"The goal of this research was to develop mass propagation protocols for antelope and desert bitterbrush using micropropagation techniques. ..."

3. Vegetation Monitoring: An Annotated Bibliography edited by Caryl L. Elzinga, Angela G. Evenden (1998)
"Successional patterns in bitterbrush habitat types in north-central Washington. Journal of Range Management. 41(2): 122-126. The authors describe a study of ..."

4. Ecology & Management of the Commerically Harvested American Matsutake Mushroom by David Hosford, David Pilz, Randy Molina, Michael Amaranthus (1997)
"Lodgepole pine/bitterbrush/needlegrass—The dominant overstory is lodgepole ... Brush understory is predominately bitterbrush with rabbitbrush, needlegrass ..."

5. American Marten, Fisher, Lynx, and Wolverine: Survey Methods for Their Detection by William J. Zielinski, Thomas E. Kucera (1998)
"In addition, ponderosa pine, bunchgrass, and bitterbrush forests occur in the Southern Rocky Mountain Trench. Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, ..."

6. Silviculture: From the Crane of Forestry to Ecosystem Management edited by Louise H. Foley (1998)
"Response of willow and bitterbrush to shelterwood cutting and underburning treatments in a ponderosa pine forest. Principal Scientist: Donald Bedunah, ..."

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