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shrub

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noun \ ˈshrəb , especially Southern ˈsrəb \

Definition of shrub

: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


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shrub

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Definition of shrub

1 :an aged blend of fruit juice, sugar, and spirits served chilled and diluted with water
2 :a beverage made by adding acidulated fruit juice to iced water

Origin and Etymology of shrub

Arabic sharāb beverage


SHRUB Defined for Kids

shrub

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noun \ ˈshrəb \

Definition of shrub for Students

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


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