Button-bush

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Button-bush a North American shrub of the madder family, having globular flower-heads
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bouton, any small projection, from bouter, to push.

Usage

In literature:

Button-Bright crawled under the shelter of some bushes and was asleep in half a minute.
"The Lost Princess of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Yet there was that bit of his coat and his button found on the bush close at hand only to-day.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
I see them on a blackberry-bush; they've got little brass buttons on the wrist.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
Button-Bright crawled under the shelter of some bushes and was asleep in half a minute.
"The Lost Princess of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Travis sighted the long barrel of the weapon at a small bush backed by a boulder, and he pressed the firing button.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Four eggs on a platform of sticks and grass, in a button-wood bush over six feet of water.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
A flower in the button-hole is worth two on the bush.
"Mr. Punch in Bohemia" by Various
The naked tangle of button-bushes has become a green island, populous with garrulous colonies of redwings.
"In New England Fields and Woods" by Rowland E. Robinson
Fluff-Button heard the report as he scudded through the bushes, but he never noticed that the galloping feet behind him had ceased.
"Lives of the Fur Folk" by M. D. Haviland
COMMON NAMES, Button Bush, Crane Willow.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
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In poetry:

Now 'tis the time when, tall,
The long blue torches of the bellflower gleam
Among the trees; and, by the wooded stream.
In many a fragrant ball.
Blooms of the button-bush fall.
"July" by Madison Julius Cawein