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  1. lawyerbush, lawyer bush, bush lawyer, Rubus cissoides, Rubus australisnoun

    stout-stemmed trailing shrub of New Zealand that scrambles over other growth


  1. bush lawyer

    Bush lawyer refers to a term used in different contexts based on geographical locations. 1. In Australia and New Zealand, it refers to a person who is thought to know a lot about law despite not being legally trained or qualified. It's often used to describe someone who argues about regulations or rules, talks frequently about legal rights, or often gives legal advice, even though they haven't been formally trained in the law. 2. In other areas, like North America, it may refer to a lawyer who specializes in rural or wilderness-based legal disputes, often relating to environmental law, land rights, or conservation. 3. Additionally, "Bush Lawyer" is also the name of various climbing plants found in Australia and New Zealand. The exact meaning of the term depends on the context in which it's being used.


  1. Bush lawyer

    Bush lawyer is a common name of a group of climbing blackberry plants that are found in New Zealand, many of them rampant forest vines. The Māori language name of the plant is tātarāmoa. Tātaramoa or bush lawyer has hooked thorns that snag clothing and rip or prick the skin. The colloquial English name is often said to have been given because once this thorny plant becomes attached to you it will not let you go until it has drawn blood: Some overseas trampers might not understand or appreciate the common name of Rubus cissoides, but North Americans certainly do. In New Zealand the thorny vine is best known as bush lawyer. Found throughout the country up to 1000m, the plant has hand-shaped leaves with three to five toothed 'fingers', white flowers and a yellowish-red fruit. The berry is shaped like a small blackberry and was once used by early Europeans to make jams and jellies. But the plant's most noticeable feature is its thorns. The backward-pointing prickles on the stems help the vine climb to the open canopy of a forest but also snare unwary trampers who stray from the track. You'll immediately know bush lawyer when you encounter it as the thorns will painfully scrape across your bare thighs or arms, quickly drawing blood. And, like any good American lawyer, once it gets a hold of you, it doesn't let go easily.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bush lawyer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bush lawyer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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