Shrub meaning

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A drink made of fruit juice, sugar, and, usually, rum or brandy.
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A woody plant that is smaller than a tree, usually having several stems rather than a single trunk; a bush.
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A beverage made from fruit juice, sugar, and a liquor such as rum or brandy.
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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.

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A low, woody plant with several permanent stems instead of a single trunk; bush.
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An iced drink made with slightly acid fruit juice and water.
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A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.
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(obsolete) To lop; to prune.

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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.
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A woody plant of relatively low height, having several stems arising from the base and lacking a single trunk; a bush.
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A woody plant of relatively low height, having several stems arising from the base and lacking a single trunk; a bush.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of shrub - srub

Origin of shrub

  • From Arabic šurb a drink from šariba to drink śrb in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English scrybb sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English scrybb sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic شراب (shiraab, “a drink, beverage"), شرب (sháriba, “to drink"), akin to sirup, sherbet

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English schrob scrob, or scrobb; akin to Norwegian skrubba the dwarf cornel tree

    From Wiktionary