from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woody plant of relatively low height, having several stems arising from the base and lacking a single trunk; a bush.
- n. A beverage made from fruit juice, sugar, and a liquor such as rum or brandy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.
- v. To lop; to prune.
- n. A liquor composed of vegetable acid, fruit juice (especially lemon), sugar, sometimes vinegar, and a small amount of spirit as a preservative. Modern shrub is usually non-alcoholic, but in earlier times it was often mixed with a substantial amount of spirit such as brandy or rum, thus making it a liqueur.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A liquor composed of vegetable acid, especially lemon juice, and sugar, with spirit to preserve it.
- n. A woody plant of less size than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same root.
- transitive v. To lop; to prune.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woody plant with stems branched from or near the ground, and, in general, smaller than a tree; a bush, or woody vine.
- n. Synonyms Bush, Herb, etc. See vegetable, n.
- To prune down so that a shrubby form shall be preserved.
- To reduce (a person) to poverty by winning his whole stock: a word used at play.
- n. A drink or cordial prepared from the juice of fruit and various other ingredients.
- n. A cordial or syrup consisting of the acid juice of some fruit, as the raspberry, cooked with sugar and vinegar, and diluted with water when used.
- An obsolete form of scrub.
- To clear land of small growth by cutting it off at the ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Middle English schrubbe, from Old English scrybb; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Arabic šurb, a drink, from šariba, to drink; see śrb in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English schrob scrob, or scrobb; akin to Norwegian skrubba the dwarf cornel tree (Wiktionary)
From Arabic شراب (shiraab, "a drink, beverage"), شرب (sháriba, "to drink"), akin to sirup, sherbet (Wiktionary)