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
Recent Examples on the Web But concerts take place inside a venue, not in the trees, sod and shrubbery outside it. Matt Wake |, al, 6 May 2022 Water wands are excellent for hard-to-reach or tall plants and shrubbery and are often designed with ergonomics in mind to prevent strain on hands and wrists. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 19 Apr. 2022 Drought-tolerant shrubbery and trees are being planted, and a smart weather irrigation system that will know the optimum time to water the vegetation is being installed. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 This shrubbery has wide appeal for decorative purposes and as Christmas trees during the festive season. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 23 Feb. 2022 His fall was broken by rescuers and shrubbery surrounding the building, police said. NBC News, 8 Mar. 2022 Trees and shrubbery, growing wild, rise up from the water’s edge. Talia Soglin,, 15 Dec. 2021 This means cleaning out your gutters, keeping any areas with shrubbery or trees clear of dry leaves, pine needles, and grasses, and cleaning out your HVAC vents. Mikhal Weiner, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Oct. 2021 Oshima's undisturbed sandy shores and towering forests choked with shrubbery are juxtaposed against the squat, gray buildings which once imprisoned the lepers. David Mcelhenney, CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of shrubbery

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Shrubbery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for shrubbery


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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