hedge·​row | \ ˈhej-ˌrō How to pronounce hedgerow (audio) \

Definition of hedgerow

: a row of shrubs or trees enclosing or separating fields

Examples of hedgerow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some are simple, such as a park bench in a simulated hedgerow maze and a whimsical wall of flowers behind a bathtub. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, 19 May 2021 Find a tree, hedgerow, even a piece of farm equipment to break up your outline. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 6 Jan. 2021 The poem opens with the lines, This lonely hill was always dear to me/ and this hedgerow, which cuts off the view/ of so much of the last horizon. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 15 June 2020 On warm summer evenings, the fields and hedgerows hum with new insect life. Christopher Preston, The Atlantic, 9 Apr. 2020 The bedside wall ran through the pastures to the hedgerow, which stretched along the wall with the door. The Economist, 28 Jan. 2020 So grab a shotgun and work over every tangle of hedgerow brush and field-edge bramble, and stomp on every pile of timber slash. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 3 Feb. 2020 New lands were brought under the plow and hedgerows were ripped up, leading to erosion. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 17 Jan. 2020 Plus, there aren’t 10 hunters laying in the middle of the decoys or crouching in A-Frames in a hedgerow with their heads peeking out the top of the blind. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of hedgerow

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hedgerow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedgerow. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hedgerow

: a row of shrubs or trees that form the boundary of an area


hedge·​row | \ ˈhej-ˌrō How to pronounce hedgerow (audio) \

Kids Definition of hedgerow

: a row of shrubs or trees around a field

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