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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fet-er-boo sh]
    • /ˈfɛt ərˌbʊʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fet-er-boo sh]
    • /ˈfɛt ərˌbʊʃ/

Definitions of fetterbush word

  • noun fetterbush an evergreen shrub, Lyonia lucida, of the heath family, native to the southern U.S., having clusters of fragrant, white flowers. 1
  • noun fetterbush a similar shrub, Pieris floribunda, having long upright clusters of small white flowers. 1
  • noun fetterbush any of several heathlike shrubs of the southern U.S. 1
  • noun fetterbush any of a genus (Leucothoe) of plants of the heath family, found in E U.S., with white, bell-shaped flowers 0
  • noun fetterbush any of various other plants of the heath family 0
  • noun fetterbush Any of several heathlike shrubs, especially. 0

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Origin of fetterbush

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
1855-60, Americanism; fetter + bush1; so called because it impedes walkers

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fetterbush popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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