Shrubbery Shrub"ber*y, n.; pl. {Shrubberies}. 1. A collection of shrubs. [1913 Webster]

2. A place where shrubs are planted. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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  • shrubbery — 1748, from SHRUB (Cf. shrub) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • shrubbery — ► NOUN (pl. shrubberies) ▪ an area in a garden planted with shrubs …   English terms dictionary

  • shrubbery — [shrub′ər ē] n. 1. shrubs collectively 2. pl. shrubberies Brit. a place where many shrubs are grown …   English World dictionary

  • Shrubbery — A shrubbery was a feature of 19th century gardens in the English manner, with its origins in the gardenesque style [John Warfield Simpson, Visions of Paradise: Glimpses of Our Landscape s Legacy 1999:297.] of the early part of the century. A… …   Wikipedia

  • shrubbery — [[t]ʃrʌ̱bəri[/t]] shrubberies 1) N COUNT A shrubbery is a part of a garden where a lot of shrubs are growing. [BRIT] 2) N UNCOUNT You can refer to a lot of shrubs or to shrubs in general as shrubbery …   English dictionary

  • shrubbery — UK [ˈʃrʌbərɪ] / US [ˈʃrʌb(ə)rɪ] noun Word forms shrubbery : singular shrubbery plural shrubberies 1) [uncountable] several shrubs growing together 2) [countable] an area in a garden or park where shrubs are planted …   English dictionary

  • shrubbery — /shrub euh ree/, n., pl. shrubberies. 1. a planting of shrubs: He hit the croquet ball into the shrubbery. 2. shrubs collectively. [1740 50; SHRUB1 + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • shrubbery — shrub|be|ry [ˈʃrʌbəri] n plural shrubberies 1.) [U] shrubs planted close together ▪ a tangled mass of overgrown shrubbery 2.) a part of a garden where shrubs are planted close together …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shrubbery — n. to prune; trim shrubbery see also shrubs …   Combinatory dictionary

  • shrubbery — noun (plural beries) Date: 1731 a planting or growth of shrubs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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