Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A group or planting of shrubs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Shrubs collectively; low shrubby bushes.
  • noun A plantation of shrubs, as in a garden or pleasure-ground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A collection of shrubs.
  • noun A place where shrubs are planted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A planting of shrubs; a wide border to a garden where shrubs are thickly planted; or a similar larger area with a path winding through it.
  • noun Shrubs collectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an area where a number of shrubs are planted
  • noun a collection of shrubs growing together

Etymologies

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From shrub

Examples

  • Whatever your privacy needs, the density of your shrubbery is up to you.

    Diane Pham | Inhabitat

  • Hornets 'nests are usually found high above ground on branches of trees, in shrubbery, or on gables; one type nests in tree hollows.

    Stinging insect allergy

  • In the midst of her studies, a light step bounded down through the shrubbery from the house, and Daisy had hardly raised her head when Nora was at her side.

    Melbourne House

  • For at the top of the shrubbery was a high stone wall and in that wall a door by which you could get out on to open moor.

    The Silver Chair

  • In a nook of the shrubbery was another rustic seat.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

  • Of course the shrubbery was to be the jungle, and the lawn under the cedar a forest glade, and then we began to collect the things.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Of course the shrubbery was to be the jungle, and the lawn under the cedar a forest glade, and then we began to collect the things.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • As we threaded the shrubbery, which is very thick about the place, she explained to me the cause of her abrupt departure.

    The Millionaire Baby

  • The smooth shining laurels in the shrubbery were the only things in nature that seemed no worse for the perpetual downpour.

    Vixen, Volume I.

  • The person Eleanor had seen in the shrubbery was the first one found, as Mr. Rhys had said.

    The Old Helmet

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  • The definition is funny itself!

    "Shrubs Collectively"

    April 24, 2009

  • rubbery shrubbery

    April 24, 2009