Origin of shrubEarly Middle English schrubbe from Old English scrybb, brushwood, akin to scrub, Danish skrubbe
Hydrangea is a flowering shrub that grows in Zones 5 through 9.
A mulberry bush is an example of a shrub.
- a drink made of fruit juice, sugar, and, usually, rum or brandy
- an iced drink made with slightly acid fruit juice and water
Origin of shrubArabic shar?b, a drink: see syrup
Origin of shrubMiddle English from Old English scrybb ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin of shrubFrom Arabic šurb a drink from šariba to drink śrb
- A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.
(third-person singular simple present shrubs, present participle shrubbing, simple past and past participle shrubbed)
From Old English schrob scrob, or scrobb; akin to Norwegian skrubba the dwarf cornel tree
- 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.
- Unless this portal looks like a shrub, she said.
- The coca shrub is most successfully cultivated at an elevation of 5000 to 6000 ft.
- In my front yard grew the strawberry, blackberry, and life-everlasting, johnswort and goldenrod, shrub oaks and sand cherry, blueberry and groundnut.
- It is a small, twiggy, resinous fragrant shrub found on bogs and moors in the British Islands, and widely distributed in the north temperate zone.
- Ilex, usually a smaller tree, frequently of rather shrub-like appearance, with abundant glossy dark-green leaves, generally ovate in shape and more or less prickly at the margin, but sometimes with the edges entire; the under surface is hoary; the acorns are oblong on short stalks.