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shrub


shrub 1  (shrb)
n.
A woody plant of relatively low height, having several stems arising from the base and lacking a single trunk; a bush.

[Middle English schrubbe, from Old English scrybb; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.]

shrub 2  (shrb)
n.
A beverage made from fruit juice, sugar, and a liquor such as rum or brandy.

[From Arabic urb, a drink, from ariba, to drink; see rb in Semitic roots.]

shrub1
n
(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Plants) a woody perennial plant, smaller than a tree, with several major branches arising from near the base of the main stem
[Old English scrybb; related to Middle Low German schrubben coarse, uneven, Old Swedish skrubba to scrub1]
shrublike  adj

shrub2
n
1. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Brewing) a mixed drink of rum, fruit juice, sugar, and spice
2. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Brewing) mixed fruit juice, sugar, and spice made commercially to be mixed with rum or other spirits
[from Arabic sharāb, variant of shurb drink; see sherbet]

shrub  (shrb)
A woody plant that is smaller than a tree, usually having several stems rather than a single trunk; a bush.


shrub  /rb/  n. a plant with leaves, used esp. for decoration around buildings and in parks: We cut the shrubs in front of our house every month. -n. [U] shrubbery. See: bush. shrub

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