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shrub

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noun \ˈshrəb, especially Southern ˈsrəb\

Definition of shrub

  1. :  a low usually several-stemmed woody plant

Origin and Etymology of shrub

Middle English schrobbe, from Old English scrybb brushwood; akin to Norwegian skrubbebær, a cornel of a dwarf species


First Known Use: before 12th century


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shrub

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Definition of shrub

  1. 1 :  an aged blend of fruit juice, sugar, and spirits served chilled and diluted with water

  2. 2 :  a beverage made by adding acidulated fruit juice to iced water

Origin and Etymology of shrub

Arabic sharāb beverage


First Known Use: circa 1706


SHRUB Defined for Kids

shrub

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noun \ˈshrəb\

Definition of shrub for Students

  1. :  a woody plant that has several stems and is smaller than most trees



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