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shrubbery

Syllabification: shrub·ber·y
Pronunciation: /ˈSHrəb(ə)rē
 
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Definition of shrubbery in English:

noun (plural shrubberies)

1Shrubs collectively.
Example sentences
  • Care should be taken when designing roses into the landscape which are next to solid structures like fences, buildings or even large, dense shrubbery.
  • If it is dense enough, shrubbery can provide a home to ground-nesting birds such as doves and thrushes as well as small mammals like rabbits.
  • Protection from afternoon sun may also be given by fences, shrubbery or screens.
1.1An area planted with shrubs.
Example sentences
  • The developers have included water features, seating area and shrubberies in the landscaped gardens which surround the scheme.
  • Mature lawns surround Lakefield House while the manageable garden also features a shrubbery and rockeries as well as the two patio areas.
  • With a little shrubbery or plants, such fences can provide very attractive barriers along property lines.

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