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shrub 1

 (shrŭb)
n.
A woody plant of relatively low height, having several stems arising from the base and lacking a single trunk; a bush.

[Middle English, from Old English scrybb; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

shrub 2

 (shrŭb)
n.
A beverage made from fruit juice, sugar, and a liquor such as rum or brandy.

[From Arabic šurb, a drink, from šariba, to drink; see śrb in Semitic roots.]

shrub

(ʃrʌb)
n
(Plants) a woody perennial plant, smaller than a tree, with several major branches arising from near the base of the main stem
[Old English scrybb; related to Middle Low German schrubben coarse, uneven, Old Swedish skrubba to scrub1]
ˈshrubˌlike adj

shrub

(ʃrʌb)
n
1. (Brewing) a mixed drink of rum, fruit juice, sugar, and spice
2. (Brewing) mixed fruit juice, sugar, and spice made commercially to be mixed with rum or other spirits
[C18: from Arabic sharāb, variant of shurb drink; see sherbet]

shrub1

(ʃrʌb)

n.
a woody plant smaller than a tree, usu. having multiple permanent stems branching from or near the ground.
[before 1000; Middle English shrubbe, Old English scrubb, scrybb brushwood]

shrub2

(ʃrʌb)

n.
1. an appetizer of sweetened fruit juice, often topped with sherbet.
2. a drink of fruit juice, sugar, and alcohol.
[1740–50; < Arabic, metathetic variant of shurb drink; see sherbet]

shrub

(shrŭb)
A woody plant that is smaller than a tree, usually having several stems rather than a single trunk; a bush.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stemsshrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
shrubbery - a collection of shrubs growing together
Catha edulis - a shrub that is cultivated by Arabs for its leaves which are chewed or used to make tea
ephedra, joint fir - jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds
alpine totara, Podocarpus nivalis - low wide-spreading coniferous shrub of New Zealand mountains
Chilean rimu, Lepidothamnus fonkii - about the hardiest Podocarpaceae species; prostrate spreading shrub similar to mountain rimu; mountains of southern Chile
Dacridium laxifolius, Lepidothamnus laxifolius, mountain rimu - low-growing to prostrate shrub with slender trailing branches; New Zealand
Microstrobos niphophilus, Tasman dwarf pine - small shrub or Tasmania having short stiff branches
barberry - any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries
blue cohosh, blueberry root, Caulophyllum thalictrioides, Caulophyllum thalictroides, papoose root, papooseroot, squaw root, squawroot - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
hollygrape, holly-leaves barberry, Mahonia aquifolium, mountain grape, Oregon holly grape, Oregon grape - ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries
Mahonia nervosa, Oregon grape - small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berries
allspice - deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
Chimonanthus praecox, Japan allspice, Japanese allspice, winter sweet - deciduous Japanese shrub cultivated for its fragrant yellow flowers
American spicebush, Benjamin bush, Benzoin odoriferum, Lindera benzoin, spice bush, spicebush - deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries
pepper shrub, Pseudowintera colorata, Wintera colorata - evergreen shrub or small tree whose foliage is conspicuously blotched with red and yellow and having small black fruits
Myrica gale, Scotch gale, sweet gale - bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves
wax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries
Comptonia asplenifolia, Comptonia peregrina, sweet fern - deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers
corkwood, corkwood tree, Leitneria floridana - very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in southeastern United States having extremely light wood
mimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
Anadenanthera colubrina, Piptadenia macrocarpa - Brazilian shrub having twice-pinnate leaves and small spicate flowers followed by flat or irregularly torulose pods; sometimes placed in genus Piptadenia
calliandra - any of various shrubs and small trees valued for their fine foliage and attractive spreading habit and clustered white to deep pink or red flowers
Lysiloma sabicu, sabicu - West Indian tree yielding a hard dark brown wood resembling mahogany in texture and value
black bead, catclaw, cat's-claw, Pithecellodium unguis-cati - erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
Acocanthera oblongifolia, Acocanthera spectabilis, poison arrow plant, winter sweet - medium-sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two-seeded purplish black fruits
Acocanthera oppositifolia, Acocanthera venenata, bushman's poison, ordeal tree - evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa
Adenium multiflorum, Adenium obesum, desert rose, impala lily, kudu lily, mock azalia - South African shrub having a swollen succulent stem and bearing showy pink and white flowers after the leaves fall; popular as an ornamental in tropics

shrub

noun

Shrubs

acacia, acanthus, arbutus, bilberry, blackcurrant, blackthorn, blueberry, bramble, briar or brier, broom, buckthorn, buddleia, camellia, caper, clematis, coca, cotton, cranberry, crown-of-thorns, daphne, dogwood, forsythia, frangipani, fuchsia, gardenia, gooseberry, gorse, hawthorn, heath, heather, honeysuckle, hydrangea, jasmine, juniper, laburnum, laurel, lilac, liquorice, magnolia, mistletoe, mock orange, myrtle, oleander, poinsettia, poison ivy, poison oak, potentilla, privet, pyracantha, raspberry, redcurrant, rhododendron, rose, rosemary, rue, strawberry, tea, thyme
Translations
شُجَيْرَةشُجَيْرَه، جَنَبَه
keřkeřík
busk
pensasvarpu
grm
runni
低木
관목
krūmynas
krūms
ker
grmgrmič
buske
พุ่มไม้
cây bụi

shrub

[ʃrʌb] Narbusto m

shrub

[ˈʃrʌb] narbuste m

shrub

nBusch m, → Strauch m

shrub

[ʃrʌb] narbusto

shrub

(ʃrab) noun
a small bush or woody plant. He has planted bushes and shrubs in his garden.
ˈshrubberyplural ˈshrubberies noun
a part of a garden where shrubs are grown.

shrub

شُجَيْرَة keř busk Strauch χαμόδεντρο arbusto pensas arbuste grm arbusto 低木 관목 struik busk krzew arbusto кустарник buske พุ่มไม้ çalı cây bụi 灌木
References in classic literature ?
There was one shrub in particular, set in a marble vase in the midst of the pool, that bore a profusion of purple blossoms, each of which had the lustre and richness of a gem; and the whole together made a show so resplendent that it seemed enough to illuminate the garden, even had there been no sunshine.
Nothing, however, could they see, nothing more valuable than a curious sea shrub, which was growing beneath the water, in a crevice of the reef of rocks.
The man and the woman made no effort to introduce a flower or shrub that did not of its own right belong.
But first of all,' said Miss Abbey, '-- did you ever taste shrub, child?
As she said those words the branches of a shrub in the conservatory were noiselessly parted by a hand in a black glove.
All day amid that incessant and mysterious menace our two Professors watched every bird upon the wing, and every shrub upon the bank, with many a sharp wordy contention, when the snarl of Summerlee came quick upon the deep growl of Challenger, but with no more sense of danger and no more reference to drum-beating Indians than if they were seated together in the smoking-room of the Royal Society's Club in St.
The boy had been instructed to get over the playground wall (at a selected spot where the broken glass had been removed from the top, and niches made convenient in the brick); to run a quarter of a mile; to purchase a pint of rum-shrub on credit; to brave all the Doctor's outlying spies, and to clamber back into the playground again; during the performance of which feat, his foot had slipt, and the bottle was broken, and the shrub had been spilt, and his pantaloons had been damaged, and he appeared before his employer a perfectly guilty and trembling, though harmless, wretch.
It was a large shrub, completely covered with the most magnificent flowers in the world.
What little he could see of the surrounding country was far from alluring--a vast expanse of rough country, rolling in little, barren hillocks, and tufted here and there with clumps of dreary shrub.
Before yet any woodchuck or squirrel had run across the road, or the sun had got above the shrub oaks, while all the dew was on, though the farmers warned me against it -- I would advise you to do all your work if possible while the dew is on -- I began to level the ranks of haughty weeds in my bean-field and throw dust upon their heads.
Whether it were a group of shrubs or an alleyway or a vista of water that we were passing, you would halt before me, and stand gazing at my face as though you were showing me possessions of your own.
Shrubs are gone, Withered the grass; all chill as the white rime Of early morn.