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n. pl. shrub·ber·ies
A group or planting of shrubs.


n, pl -beries
1. (Botany) a place where a number of shrubs are planted
2. (Botany) shrubs collectively


(ˈʃrʌb ə ri)

n., pl. -ber•ies.
1. a planting of shrubs.
2. shrubs collectively.


 shrubs collectively, 1777; a plantation of shrubs.
Example: shrubbery of birch, oak, and alders, 1791.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrubbery - an area where a number of shrubs are plantedshrubbery - an area where a number of shrubs are planted
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
2.shrubbery - a collection of shrubs growing together
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems


[ˈʃrʌbərɪ] Narbustos mpl


[ˈʃrʌbəri] nmassif m d'arbustes


n (= shrub bed)Strauchrabatte f; (= shrubs)Büsche pl, → Sträucher pl, → Buschwerk nt; the ball got lost in the shrubberyder Ball ging im Gebüsch verloren


[ˈʃrʌbərɪ] narbusti mpl


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Marianne entered the house with a heart swelling with emotion from the consciousness of being only eighty miles from Barton, and not thirty from Combe Magna; and before she had been five minutes within its walls, while the others were busily helping Charlotte to show her child to the housekeeper, she quitted it again, stealing away through the winding shrubberies, now just beginning to be in beauty, to gain a distant eminence; where, from its Grecian temple, her eye, wandering over a wide tract of country to the south-east, could fondly rest on the farthest ridge of hills in the horizon, and fancy that from their summits Combe Magna might be seen.
cried the other, pointing through the window to a grassy walk in the grounds, bounded on either side by shrubberies, and situated at a little distance from the house.
I would have everything as complete as possible in the country, shrubberies and flower-gardens, and rustic seats innumerable: but it must all be done without my care.
A broad lawn, overshadowed at one end by fine old trees--flower beds and shrubberies, and winding paths prettily and invitingly laid out--made the garden a welcome refuge on that fine summer morning.
Rising the next day and looking out of his window, Sir Patrick saw the two young people taking their morning walk at a moment when they happened to cross the open grassy space which separated the two shrubberies at Windygates.
HOW many of us have shrubberies rather than shrub borders?
Many shrubberies were planted in the 60s and 70s to enhance the areas near new buildings.
Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress at this period in history.
The Shrubberies in Cannon Park has grassy mounds and a series of wooden posts installed to act as a barricade against caravans and other vehicles accessing the former cow pasture land.
Trees are put through a chipping machine and used as mulch on gardens,for surfacing paths and playgrounds and as a fertiliser for shrubberies.
Even here, as he memorializes those whom AIDS has taken, as he writes what may be his own elegy, Johnson ends with the hope of a new beginning, a hope proven out in the poems he would write in the last few years of his life, a long, unfinished series called The Shrubberies.
Two illegal traveller camps at Charterhouse Fields off London Road and The Shrubberies in Cannon Park were evacuated during the last week.