- The definition of a shrub is a small woody plant with multiple permanent stems that are usually a little smaller than a tree.
A mulberry bush is an example of a shrub.
shrub definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Early Middle English schrubbe ; from Old English scrybb, brushwood, akin to scrub, Danish skrubbe
- shrublike adjective
- a drink made of fruit juice, sugar, and, usually, rum or brandy
- an iced drink made with slightly acid fruit juice and water
Origin: Arabic sharāb, a drink: see syrup
shrub definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English schrubbe, from Old English scrybb; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: From Arabic šurb, a drink, from šariba, to drink; see śrb in Semitic roots.
shrub - Science Definition