chiefly British
: a shallow rectangular gardening basket

Examples of trug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those of us who can’t devote an entire plot to blood oranges, limes and celery, Roger’s Gardens nursery has come up with an excellent alternative: a handsome metal trug stuffed with herbs and edible flowers that can be transplanted into the ground or left to grow as a fragrant riot. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 This handmade trug, a British-style gardening basket, was literally created for the job. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2021 Invented some 30 years ago in Great Britain, the tubtrug’s curious moniker is portmanteau of tub and trug, the latter being a shallow wooden basket invented in Sussex in 1820 and used by gardeners and farmers. Sunset Magazine, 7 Apr. 2020

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trug was circa 1864

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“Trug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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