Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†BUSK, n. “A bush” (Sc. 1808 Jam.). Also found in n.Eng. dial.
Lnk. 1906–1911 Rhyming Sc. Proverbs in Rymour Club Misc. I. 131:
Lads' love's a busk o' broom, Hot a while and sune dune.
Hence buskie, busky, bushy, woody. Also fig. of hair. Cf. Bussy.
Sc. 1860 J. P. Robson Song of Solomon v. 11 (E.D.D.):
His locks are busky an' black as a corbie. Ayr. 1792 Burns In Simmer (Cent. ed.) iii.:
For Johnie o' the Buskie-Glen I dinna care a single flie.
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