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Definition of "shrub" [shrub]

  • A woody plant of relatively low height, having several stems arising from the base and lacking a single trunk; a bush. (noun)
  • A beverage made from fruit juice, sugar, and a liquor such as rum or brandy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shrub" in a sentence
  • "Things are so bad for bushlandia over the Miers thing that the shrub is appealing to some puke senators that if they dont toe the line on Miers, HIS PRESIDENCY IS AT STAKE."
  • "Use: This tropical shrub is originally from India but is widely cultivated for its beautiful, long-lasting flowers."
  • "Use: Related to the frangipani but more drought tolerant, this small shrub is evergreen."