Shrub

  • 1 shrub — shrub1 [shrub] n. [Early ME schrubbe < OE scrybb, brushwood, akin to SCRUB1, Dan skrubbe] a low, woody plant with several permanent stems instead of a single trunk; bush shrublike adj. shrub2 [shrub] n. [Ar sharāb, a drink: see SYRUP] …

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  • 2 Shrub — Shrub, n. [Ar. shirb, shurb, a drink, beverage, fr. shariba to drink. Cf. {Sirup}, {Sherbet}.] A liquor composed of vegetable acid, especially lemon juice, and sugar, with spirit to preserve it. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Shrub — Shrub, n. [OE. schrob, AS. scrob, scrobb; akin to Norw. skrubba the dwarf cornel tree.] (Bot.) A woody plant of less size than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same root. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Shrub — Shrub, v. t. To lop; to prune. [Obs.] Anderson (1573). [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Shrub — (schröbb), engl. Getränk aus Branntwein, Citronen , Apfelsinensaft und Zucker …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 6 shrub — [ʃrʌb] n [: Old English; Origin: scrybb] a small bush with several woody stems …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 shrub — [ ʃrʌb ] noun count a low thick bush, especially one that has been planted in a yard …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 shrub — O.E. scrybb brushwood, shrubbery, a rare and late word, possibly from a Scandinavian source (Cf. dialectal Dan. skrub brushwood, Norw. skrubba dwarf tree ). Presumably related to N.Fris. skrobb broom plant, brushwood; W.Flem. schrobbe climbing… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 shrub — ► NOUN ▪ a woody plant which is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground. DERIVATIVES shrubby adjective. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 shrub|by — «SHRUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. like shrubs. 2. covered with shrubs. 3. consisting of shrubs …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 shrub — semi·shrub; shrub·ber·ied; shrub·bery; shrub·bi·ness; shrub·by; shrub; shrub·let; sub·shrub; …

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  • 12 Shrub-ox — Taxobox name = Shrub ox fossil range = early to late Pleistocene image width = 300px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Bovidae subfamilia = Caprinae genus = Euceratherium genus authority =… …

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  • 13 shrub — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deciduous, evergreen ▪ dwarf, large, low, medium sized, small, tall ▪ spring …

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  • 14 shrub — shrub1 shrubless, adj. shrublike, adj. /shrub/, n. a woody plant smaller than a tree, usually having multiple permanent stems branching from or near the ground. [bef. 1000; ME shrubbe, OE scrybb brushwood; c. dial. Dan skrub] shrub2 /shrub/, n.… …

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  • 15 shrub — UK [ʃrʌb] / US noun [countable] Word forms shrub : singular shrub plural shrubs a low thick bush, especially one that has been planted in a garden …

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  • 16 shrub — I. /ʃrʌb / (say shrub) noun a woody perennial plant smaller than a tree, usually having permanent stems branching from or near the ground. {Middle English shrubbe, Old English scrybb brushwood} II. /ʃrʌb / (say shrub) noun a cordial made of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 Shrub — A shrub or bush is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 5 6 m (15 20 ft) tall. A large number of plants can be either shrubs or …

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  • 18 shrub — noun /ʃɻʌb/ a) A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base. b) A liquor composed of vegetable acid, fruit juice (especially lemon), sugar, sometimes vine …

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  • 19 shrub — a miserable person, usually a male Vince will never get a girlfriend, he s too much of a shrub …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 20 shrub — a miserable person, usually a male Vince will never get a girlfriend, he s too much of a shrub …

    Dictionary of american slang