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

Examples of shrubby in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 29 July 2019 But the game animals Ledford wants to showcase need sprawling expanses of flat, shrubby grassland. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 11 July 2018 This quick growing, shrubby perennial from Africa is grown as an annual here. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, 27 Apr. 2018 Carolina and Virginia roses can make a thick, shrubby patch. Andrea F. Siegel,, 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, 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., 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, 24 June 2017

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First Known Use of shrubby

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Shrubby.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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