- the oldest of Ham's sons
- the land inhabited by his descendants, thought to be on the W shore of the Red Sea: Gen. 10:8; 1 Chron. 1:10
nounChiefly Southern US
Origin of cushAkin to cush-cush
- An ancient region of northeast Africa identified in the Bible as the land of the descendants of Cush. It is often identified with Ethiopia.
- An ancient kingdom of Nubia in northern Sudan. It flourished from the 11th century BC to the 4th century AD, when its capital fell to the Ethiopians.
(comparative more cush, superlative most cush)