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[hej-roh] /ˈhɛdʒˌroʊ/
a row of bushes or trees forming a hedge.
Origin of hedgerow
before 950; Middle English; Old English heggerewe. See hedge, row1 Unabridged
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  • He halted on a hedgerow in a narrow lane, which bordered a deep wood.

    What the Blackbird said Mrs. Frederick Locker
  • In the hedgerow it had been mere existence; for there had been no real scope for his tail.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • Every ditch and hedgerow, every road and lane, every hill and copse must be defended.

    The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
  • And there is always beauty in the hedgerow; and wherever the road runs there is beauty.

    The Lowest Rung

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • It was a delicious evening, and the birds were singing from every brake and hedgerow.

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • The chaise stops; Varney pulls in, and draws aside to the hedgerow.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Just at this instant, under the hedgerow, Tiger raised his head.

    A World of Girls L. T. Meade
  • The first named is one of the commonest of our hedgerow flowers.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux
  • If the summer has died it has left the autumn wealthy, and its treasury is a hedgerow.

    A Nest of Linnets Frank Frankfort Moore
British Dictionary definitions for hedgerow


a hedge of shrubs or low trees growing along a bank, esp one bordering a field or lane
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Word Origin and History for hedgerow

Old English hegeræw; see hedge (n.) + row (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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