What does the word bush mean?

Usage examples for bush

  1. We were down in the bed of the bush. – Over the Sliprails by Henry Lawson
  2. After a great deal of beating about the bush, and apologising, he got it out. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  3. I don't propose to beat about the bush, he said; it isn't my way. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson