Definitions

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  • adj. Without shrubs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having no shrubs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute even of shrubs.

Etymologies

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shrub +‎ -less

Examples

  • The heat was wavering up from the treeless, shrubless expanse; the white sun was over it as hot as a furnace blast.

    Trail's End

  • Rapidly traversing the shrubless, herbless plains of Mesopotamia, they reached at length the town of Mosul, the point from which travellers proceed to visit the ruins of Nineveh.

    The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands

  • She had conceived of a barren desolate waste, shrubless and treeless; and she saw grassy hillocks, leafy copses, and even, as she thought, patches of dwarfish woods.

    The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands

  • Switzerland, the bold rocks and rich though narrow valleys of the frontiers of Toorkisth [= a] n offer all the charms of novelty; the lower ranges of hills are gloomy and shrubless, contrasting strikingly with the dazzling, yet distant splendour of the snowy mountains.

    A Peep into Toorkisthhan

  • Tartary, where it is most commonly found in the shrubless plains; in form it is a miniature of the kangaroo, to which in some of its peculiarities it bears a close resemblance, though in size it is very little larger than our common English rat.

    A Peep into Toorkisthhan

  • It was the edge of a great open, a bit of the Barren that reached down like a solitary finger from the North: treeless, shrubless, the playground of the foxes and the storm winds.

    God's Country—And the Woman

  • On the treeless, shrubless prairie one could see the flag miles away, as it rose like a faint fleck of pink against the green of the prairie beyond or the blue sky above.

    The Moccasin Ranch A Story of Dakota

  • What do the birds find to eat in these treeless and shrubless altitudes?

    Birds of the Rockies

  • Beyond were the great cattle-yards and farm buildings, and what looked like an endless, shrubless field.

    The Lowest Rung Together with The Hand on the Latch, St. Luke's Summer and The Understudy

  • But we can have even in mid-January, and ought to allow ourselves, the lawn-garden's surviving form and tranced life rather than the shrubless lawn's unmarked grave flattened beneath the void of the snow.

    The Amateur Garden

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