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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wa·hoo n. Any of various American trees or shrubs; specif.: (a) A certain shrub (Evonymus atropurpureus) having purple capsules which in dehiscence expose the scarlet-ariled seeds; -- called also burning bush. (b) Cascara buckthorn. (c) Basswood.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Burn·ing, a.
 1. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
 2. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal.
    Like a young hound upon a burning scent.   --Dryden.
 Burning bush Bot., an ornamental shrub (Euonymus atropurpureus), bearing a crimson berry.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 burning bush
      n 1: (Old Testament) the bush that burned without being consumed
           and from which God spoke to Moses
      2: deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet
         seeds [syn: wahoo, Euonymus atropurpureus]
      3: Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit
         flammable vapor in hot weather [syn: fraxinella, dittany,
          gas plant, Dictamnus alba]
      4: densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in
         autumn [syn: summer cypress, fire bush, fire-bush, belvedere,
          Bassia scoparia, Kochia scoparia]