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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 ?
How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted spectre, beset his very path
I was walking in a meadow, the source of a small brook, when the sun at last, just before setting, after a cold, gray day, reached a clear stratum in the horizon, and the softest, brightest morning sunlight fell on the dry grass and on the stems of the trees in the opposite horizon and on the leaves of the shrub oaks on the hillside, while our shadows stretched long over the meadow east- ward, as if we were the only motes in its beams.
Afar, it offered a pale blank of mist and cloud; near a scene of wet lawn and storm-beat shrub, with ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly before a long and lamentable blast.
But I apprehend that we were personally fortunate in engaging a servant with a taste for cordials, who swelled our running account for porter at the public-house by such inexplicable items as 'quartern rum shrub (Mrs.
Thus talking hand in hand alone they pass'd On to thir blissful Bower; it was a place Chos'n by the sovran Planter, when he fram'd All things to mans delightful use; the roofe Of thickest covert was inwoven shade Laurel and Mirtle, and what higher grew Of firm and fragrant leaf; on either side ACANTHUS, and each odorous bushie shrub Fenc'd up the verdant wall; each beauteous flour, IRIS all hues, Roses, and Gessamin Rear'd high thir flourisht heads between, and wrought Mosaic; underfoot the Violet, Crocus, and Hyacinth with rich inlay Broiderd the ground, more colour'd then with stone Of costliest Emblem: other Creature here Beast, Bird, Insect, or Worm durst enter none; Such was thir awe of man.
I stopped behind the last shrub in the avenue, pulled up my collar, rubbed my shabby hat and my trousers with the cuffs of my sleeves, dusted my coat with the sleeves themselves, and gave them a final cleansing rub one against the other.
As his eyes wandered back and forth across the undulating, shrub sprinkled ground they fell upon the form of a creature close beside the thick jungle where it terminated abruptly at the plain's edge.
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.
It was a large shrub, completely covered with the most magnificent flowers in the world.
FROM THE MIDDLE to the end of May, Captain Bonneville pursued a western course over vast undulating plains, destitute of tree or shrub, rendered miry by occasional rain, and cut up by deep water-courses where they had to dig roads for their wagons down the soft crumbling banks and to throw bridges across the streams.
The shrub here often attains the height of fifteen or twenty feet, and forms an almost impenetrable coppice, burthening the air with its fragrance.
Not a tree nor a shrub was nigh it; but the house, externally, exhibited that cheer less, unfurnished aspect which is so common to the hastily erected dwellings of a new country.