ETYM Akin to OSw. and Dan. bunke heap, Icel. bunki heap, pile, bunga tumor, protuberance; cf. W. pwng cluster. Related to Bunk.
(Irregular plural: bunches).
1. A thick grouping of similar things; SYN. clump, cluster.
2. Any collection in its entirety; SYN. lot, caboodle.
To gather or cause to gather into a cluster; SYN. bunch up, bundle, cluster, clump.