shrubby

adjective
shrub·​by | \ ˈshrə-bē How to pronounce shrubby (audio) , especially Southern ˈsrə-\
shrubbier; shrubbiest

Definition of shrubby

1 : consisting of or covered with shrubs
2 : resembling a shrub

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The report found that tiger populations had increased across India, with the highest number in Madhya Pradesh, a hot, shrubby state with more than 500 cats. Kai Schultz, BostonGlobe.com, "India’s wild tiger population rises, despite conflict with humans," 29 July 2019 But the game animals Ledford wants to showcase need sprawling expanses of flat, shrubby grassland. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, "From Defiled to Wild—Can a Spent Coal Mine Be Reborn as a Nature Conservation Center?," 11 July 2018 This quick growing, shrubby perennial from Africa is grown as an annual here. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Wild and crazy annuals for the summer garden," 27 Apr. 2018 Carolina and Virginia roses can make a thick, shrubby patch. Andrea F. Siegel, baltimoresun.com, "Sykesville author's tips on gardening in harmony with wildlife," 20 Mar. 2018 In front of him, a huge wall of windows is serving up a wide view of Silicon Valley—a brown, shrubby stretch clear out to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Katrina Brooker, Newsweek, "How Greylock Partners Finds the Next Facebook," 4 June 2014 These cultivars tend to be shrubbier and bloom somewhat later, which minimizes the chance they’ll be damaged by a late freeze. NOLA.com, "Japanese magnolias: How to choose, plant and care for these spring-flowering beauties," 3 Mar. 2018 Spurred by warmer growing seasons, such shrubby vegetation as alders and willows have crept uphill, replacing alpine tundra the sheep feed on. Rick Sinnott, Alaska Dispatch News, "Whither our Chugach Dall sheep?," 24 June 2017

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First Known Use of shrubby

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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