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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 ?
There were shrubberies and big trees, but I remember the clear assurance I felt that none of them concealed him.
Highbury, the large and populous village, almost amounting to a town, to which Hartfield, in spite of its separate lawn, and shrubberies, and name, did really belong, afforded her no equals.
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.
The faint glimpses of the pale moon, hidden momentarily by masses of dark clouds that were sweeping across the sky, whitened the gravel walks that led to the house, but were unable to pierce the obscurity of the thick shrubberies, in which a man could conceal himself without any fear of discovery.
Reuter's garden that my eyes dwelt; when I had taken a view of her well-trimmed beds and budding shrubberies, I allowed my glance to come back to herself, nor did I hastily withdraw it.
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.
The eight guards, who concluded their service for the day was over, laid themselves down very comfortably in the sun upon some stone benches; the grooms disappeared with their horses into the stables, and, with the exception of a few joyous birds, startling each other with their sharp chirping in the tufted shrubberies, it might have been thought that the whole castle was as soundly asleep as Monsieur was.
These islands were often the resort of the buffalo, the elk, and the antelope, who had made innumerable paths among the trees and thickets, which had the effect of the mazy walks and alleys of parks and shrubberies.
The gardens and shrubberies would be kept in almost as high order as they are now.
The afternoon sunlight still lingered upon the bright lawns and shrubberies, and up and down Bellevue Avenue rolled a double line of victorias, dog-carts, landaus and "vis-a-vis," carrying well-dressed ladies and gentlemen away from the Beaufort garden-party, or homeward from their daily afternoon turn along the Ocean Drive.
And when they had gone over the house, he promised himself moreover the pleasure of accompanying her into the shrubberies and garden.
They were searching the shrubberies between the drive and the road; a policeman's lantern kept flashing in and out among the laurels, while a young man in evening-clothes directed him from the gravel sweep.