Bushy things have the rounded shape and thick texture of a bush. You could describe your grandfather as having thick gray hair and bushy black eyebrows.

You can use the adjective bushy to describe all kinds of things — you might wake up with your curly hair looking quite bushy, or adopt a particularly bushy old cat from the animal shelter. Shrubs are usually bushy, of course, while other plants may grow tall and spindly or spread in a squat and bushy shape. In the 14th century, bushy meant "overgrown with bushes."

Definitions of bushy
  1. adjective
    resembling a bush in being thickly branched and spreading
    having many branches
  2. adjective
    used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
    bushy locks”
    synonyms: shaggy, shaggy-coated, shaggy-haired
    not neat and smart in appearance
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