Beer Words: Alebush

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This morning, the O.E.D. tweeted as their “Word of the Day,” the all but obselete word “alebush,” which they define as a “n. A bunch of ivy or other plant hung up as a tavern sign.”

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Illustration by Imogen Foxell.

Here’s the full entry from the O.E.D., revised in 2012:

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I would certainly like to see more bars, and especially beer gardens, using bushes and trees to mark their spaces.

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