Definition of bough in English:

bough

Line breaks: bough
Pronunciation: /baʊ
 
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noun

  • A main branch of a tree: apple boughs laden with blossom
    More example sentences
    • People are collecting the branches and boughs of trees smashed down by the icy snow.
    • He quickly picked apples from the boughs of the tree, throwing them forcefully down upon the heads of his assailants.
    • In Woodlore, for instance, the bough of a tree spreads its yellow branches against a green background.
    Synonyms
    branch, limb, arm, twig, sprig, offshoot, spur

Origin

Old English bōg, bōh 'bough or shoulder', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch boeg 'shoulders or ship's bow', German Bug 'ship's bow' and 'horse's hock or shoulder', also to bow3.

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