1) A regional form of ‘bush’, found commonly in minor place-names.

c.1300 Thomas de Heselbuske, Hawkswick

n.d. apud Dedemanbusk, Healaugh Park

1542 bushes called beyld buskes, Scruton. The adjective ‘busky’ was not uncommon: 1550 the buskye balke, Sheriff Hutton

1678 a little lane leading to a busky close, Doncaster

1782 bushy or busky close, Haddlesey.

dates 1300 1542 1550 1678 1782

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