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Pronunciation: /ʃrʌb
 
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noun

A woody plant which is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground.
Example sentences
  • It is a good time to plant bare rooted shrubs and trees while the weather stays mild and the ground is still workable.
  • One hundred and fifty native trees and shrubs were planted on Lackham Estate in Ashlea field.
  • Hundreds of trees and shrubs will be planted at Croome Park during December.
Synonyms
bush, woody plant;

Origin

Old English scrubb, scrybb 'shrubbery'; compare with West Flemish schrobbe 'vetch', Norwegian skrubba 'dwarf cornel', also with scrub2.

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  • sherbet from (early 17th century):

    The words sherbet and sorbet (late 16th century) are essentially the same, and are closely related to syrup (Late Middle English) and shrub (mid 18th century), a drink made with sweetened fruit juice and rum or brandy. All go back to a group of words centring on Arabic sariba ‘to drink’. The sharp-tasting powdered sweet sherbet was originally used to make a fizzy drink, from the 1850s.

Derivatives

shrubby

1
adjective (shrubbier, shrubbiest)
Example sentences
  • In association with recent regional warming, moist tundra has become more shrubby, and trees are increasing in density and expanding into tundra near the arctic treeline.
  • Bushtits inhabit mixed coniferous and deciduous areas with shrubby growth.
  • One of the best of these sparsely vegetated, shrubby habitats is found on the western slopes of BlackJack Mountain.

Words that rhyme with shrub

blub, bub, chub, Chubb, club, cub, drub, dub, flub, grub, hub, nub, pub, rub, scrub, slub, snub, stub, sub, tub

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shrub2

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Pronunciation: /ʃrʌb
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1A drink made of sweetened fruit juice and spirits, typically rum or brandy.
2North American A slightly acid cordial made from fruit juice and water.

Origin

early 18th century: from Arabic šurb, šarāb, from šariba 'to drink'; compare with sherbet and syrup.

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  • sherbet from (early 17th century):

    The words sherbet and sorbet (late 16th century) are essentially the same, and are closely related to syrup (Late Middle English) and shrub (mid 18th century), a drink made with sweetened fruit juice and rum or brandy. All go back to a group of words centring on Arabic sariba ‘to drink’. The sharp-tasting powdered sweet sherbet was originally used to make a fizzy drink, from the 1850s.

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