Definition of Bush lawyer

1. Noun. Stout-stemmed trailing shrub of New Zealand that scrambles over other growth.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bush Lawyer

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bush kanaka
bush lawyer (current term)
bush league
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Literary usage of Bush lawyer

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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"71 : "Torn by the recurved prickles of the bush-lawyer." 1889. Vincent Pyke,' Wild Will Ender- by,' p. 16 : " Trailing ' bush-lawyers,' intermingled with ..."

2. Cassell's Picturesque Australasia by Edward Ellis Morris (1890)
"... bush lawyer "—so called, presumably, because, having once caught you, it never lets you go—insidiously twines itself round wherever it can catch hold. ..."

3. Cassell's Picturesque Australasia by Edward Ellis Morris (1888)
"... bush lawyer "—so called, presumably, because, having once caught you, it never lets you go—insidiously twines itself round wherever it can catch hold. ..."

4. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"But a much worse obstruction is the " bush lawyer," Rubus australis, which climbs in dense masses over shrubs and stumps, especially at the edge of the bush ..."

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