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A row of bushes, shrubs, or trees forming a hedge.


(Botany) a hedge of shrubs or low trees growing along a bank, esp one bordering a field or lane



a row of bushes or trees forming a hedge.
[before 950]
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Noun1.hedgerow - a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or busheshedgerow - a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
fence, fencing - a barrier that serves to enclose an area
privet hedge - hedge of privet plants
shelterbelt, windbreak - hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion
سِياج من شُجَيرات شائِكَه
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hæklevende hegn
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[ˈhedʒrəʊ] Nseto m vivo


[ˈhɛdʒrəʊ] nhaie f vive (délimitant un pré)hedge trimmer ntaille-haie m


[ˈhɛdʒrəʊ] nsiepe f


(hedʒ) noun
a line of bushes etc planted so closely together that their branches form a solid mass, grown round the edges of gardens, fields etc.
1. to avoid giving a clear answer to a question.
2. (with in or off) to enclose (an area of land) with a hedge.
ˈhedgehog noun
a small brown prickly-backed animal.
ˈhedgerow (-rou) noun
a row of bushes forming a hedge, especially in the country.
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There is a remnant still of last year's golden clusters of beehive-ricks rising at intervals beyond the hedgerows; and everywhere the hedgerows are studded with trees; the distant ships seem to be lifting their masts and stretching their red-brown sails close among the branches of the spreading ash.
All this had passed and the time of fall had come, bringing with it its own pleasures and joyousness; for now, when the harvest was gathered home, merry bands of gleaners roamed the country about, singing along the roads in the daytime, and sleeping beneath the hedgerows and the hay-ricks at night.
The gray day had turned to a light drizzling rain, which freshened the hedgerows and the grassy borders of the by-roads, and hastened the laborers who were loading the last shocks of corn.
But it was great fun, rushing along the hedgerows, and discharging stone after stone at blackbirds and chaffinches, though no result in the shape of slaughtered birds was obtained; and Arthur soon entered into it, and rushed to head back the birds, and shouted, and threw, and tumbled into ditches, and over and through hedges, as wild as the Madman himself.
Nothing could be more unlike his native town, set within sight of the widespread hillsides, than this low, wooded region, where he felt hidden even from the heavens by the screening trees and hedgerows. There was nothing here, when he rose in the deep morning quiet and looked out on the dewy brambles and rank tufted grass, that seemed to have any relation with that life centring in Lantern Yard, which had once been to him the altar-place of high dispensations.
I suppose it was nearly eleven o'clock before we gathered courage to start again, no longer venturing into the road, but sneaking along hedgerows and through plantations, and watching keenly through the darkness, he on the right and I on the left, for the Martians, who seemed to be all about us.
Here, in the valley, the world seems to be constructed upon a smaller and more delicate scale; the fields are mere paddocks, so reduced that from this height their hedgerows appear a network of dark green threads overspreading the paler green of the grass.
He dreamed of no other hedgerows than the painted windows, always in flower; no other shade than that of the foliage of stone which spread out, loaded with birds, in the tufts of the Saxon capitals; of no other mountains than the colossal towers of the church; of no other ocean than Paris, roaring at their bases.
There were the hedgerows where the brother and sister had so often gathered wild flowers together, and the green fields and shady paths where they had so often strayed.
'Fine land this,' said one of them, pointing with his umbrella to the wide fields on the right, conspicuous for their compact hedgerows, deep, well-cut ditches, and fine timber-trees, growing sometimes on the borders, sometimes in the midst of the enclosure:
That rich undulating district of Loamshire to which Hayslope belonged lies close to a grim outskirt of Stonyshire, overlooked by its barren hills as a pretty blooming sister may sometimes be seen linked in the arm of a rugged, tall, swarthy brother; and in two or three hours' ride the traveller might exchange a bleak treeless region, intersected by lines of cold grey stone, for one where his road wound under the shelter of woods, or up swelling hills, muffled with hedgerows and long meadow-grass and thick corn; and where at every turn he came upon some fine old country-seat nestled in the valley or crowning the slope, some homestead with its long length of barn and its cluster of golden ricks, some grey steeple looking out from a pretty confusion of trees and thatch and dark-red tiles.
Suddenly at a stile in the hedgerow they heard a low murmur of voices, and in the darkness they saw the outline of two people.