1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump. They will carry . . . Their treasures upon the bunches of camels. (isa. Xxx. 6)
2. A collection, cluster, or tuft, properly of things of the same kind, growing or fastened together; as, a bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys.
3. (Science: chemical) a small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein.
Origin: akin to OSw. & dan. Bunke heap, Icel. Bunki heap, pile, bunga tumour, protuberance; cf. W. Pwng cluster. Cf. Bunk.