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Definition of bough noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bough

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//baʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//baʊ//
 
(formal or literary)
 
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a large branch of a tree Word 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 bow1.
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