shrub·​bery | \ ˈshrə-b(ə-)rē How to pronounce shrubbery (audio) , especially Southern ˈsrə- \
plural shrubberies

Definition of shrubbery

: a planting or growth of shrubs

Examples of shrubbery in a Sentence

a patch of tangled shrubbery
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First Known Use of shrubbery

1731, in the meaning defined above

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11 Mar 2020

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“Shrubbery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of shrubbery

: a group of shrubs planted together
: an area planted with shrubs


shrub·​bery | \ ˈshrə-bə-rē How to pronounce shrubbery (audio) \
plural shrubberies

Kids Definition of shrubbery

: a group of shrubs or an area where shrubs are growing

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