Definitions for: Shrub


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Shrub, n. [Ar. shirb, shurb, a drink, beverage, fr.
shariba to drink. Cf. Sirup, Sherbet.]
A liquor composed of vegetable acid, especially lemon juice,
and sugar, with spirit to preserve it.


Shrub, n. [OE. schrob, AS. scrob, scrobb; akin to Norw.
skrubba the dwarf cornel tree.] (Bot.)
A woody plant of less size than a tree, and usually with
several stems from the same root.


Shrub, v. t.
To lop; to prune. [Obs.] --Anderson (1573).

Synonyms: bush

See Also: Acocanthera oblongifolia, Acocanthera oppositifolia, Acocanthera spectabilis, Acocanthera venenata, Adam's apple, Adenium multiflorum, Adenium obesum, allspice, alpine totara, American angelica tree, American spicebush, Anadenanthera colubrina, Aralia elata, Aralia spinosa, Aralia stipulata, Argyroxiphium sandwicense, artemisia, Baccharis halimifolia, Baccharis pilularis, Baccharis viminea, barberry, barilla, Bassia scoparia, Batis maritima, belvedere, Benjamin bush, Benzoin odoriferum, Biscutalla laevigata, black bead, black greasewood, blue cohosh, blueberry root, Brassaia actinophylla, buckler mustard, burning bush, bush poppy, bushman's poison, calliandra, caper, carissa, catclaw, cat's-claw, Caulophyllum thalictrioides, Caulophyllum thalictroides, chaparral broom, Chilean rimu, Chimonanthus praecox, Chinese angelica, Chinese angelica tree, coffee rose, Comptonia asplenifolia, Comptonia peregrina, consumption weed, corkwood, corkwood tree, cotton-seed tree, coyote brush, coyote bush, crape jasmine, crepe gardenia, crepe jasmine, Cycloloma atriplicifolium, Dacridium laxifolius, desert rose, devil's walking stick, East Indian rosebay, ephedra, firebush, frangipani, frangipanni, glasswort, goldenbush, greasewood, groundsel bush, groundsel tree, Hazardia cana, Hercules'-club, hoary golden bush, hollygrape, holly-leaves barberry, impala lily, Japan allspice, Japanese allspice, Japanese angelica tree, joint fir, kali, kelpwort, kidney wort, Kochia scoparia, kudu lily, Leitneria floridana, Lepidothamnus fonkii, Lepidothamnus laxifolius, ligneous plant, Lindera benzoin, Lysiloma sabicu, Mahonia aquifolium, Mahonia nervosa, mesquit, mesquite, Microstrobos niphophilus, mimosa, mock azalia, mountain grape, mountain rimu, mule fat, Myrica gale, Nero's crown, ordeal tree, Oregon grape, Oregon holly grape, papoose root, papooseroot, pepper shrub, pinwheel flower, Piptadenia macrocarpa, Pithecellodium unguis-cati, Podocarpus nivalis, poison arrow plant, Pseudowintera colorata, rauvolfia, rauwolfia, Russian cactus, Russian thistle, Russian tumbleweed, sabicu, Salsola kali, Salsola kali tenuifolia, Salsola soda, saltbush, saltwort, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, Schefflera actinophylla, Scotch gale, shrubbery, silversword, spice bush, spicebush, squaw root, squawroot, strophanthus, summer cypress, sweet fern, sweet gale, Tabernaemontana divaricate, Tasman dwarf pine, Thevetia neriifolia, Thevetia peruviana, tree poppy, tumbleweed, umbrella tree, wax myrtle, winged pigweed, winter sweet, Wintera colorata, woody plant, yellow oleander

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