The definition of a bough is the branch of a tree.noun
An example of bough is the branch of a cherry tree.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < OE bog, shoulder or arm, hence twig or branch < IE *bhāgus, elbow and forearm > bow
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Origin: Middle English, from Old English bōh; see bhāghu- in Indo-European roots.