Definition of Christmas bush
1. Noun. Australian tree or shrub with red flowers; often used in Christmas decoration.
Group relationships: Ceratopetalum, Genus Ceratopetalum
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Christmas Bush
Literary usage of Christmas bush
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"226 : " Gorgeous tints adorn the christmas bush with a crimson blush." Christmas-tree, /;. In Australia, it is the same as Christmas- bush (qv). ..."
2. Examples of Printed Folk-lore Concerning Lincolnshire by Eliza Gutch, Mabel Peacock (1908)
"Cf. The christmas bush, N. & Q.10, vol. iv., p. 502. Christmas-Bough [For the use of ' an holy bush before the roode,' see Church Gleanings, p. 60]. ..."
3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1903)
"It only took them about ten years to strip off all the trees on the seaboard, after which the christmas bush suppliers went inland, sending their wares to ..."
4. Australian verse drift: poems by Alfred Allen (1883)
"Shake off thy chilly winter's guise Smile on our youthful land; With Christmas bush bedeck thy brow And clothe thyself anew : Come bask beneath our ..."
5. Official Year Book of New South Wales by Australian Bureau of Statistics (1897)
"... the flannel-flower, the Star of Bethlehem, the Christmas- bush, the wattle-blossom, and the Christmas-bell are gathered by itinerant flower-vendors and ..."