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  1. a row of bushes or trees forming a hedge.
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Origin of hedgerow

before 950; Middle English; Old English heggerewe. See hedge, row1
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Related Words for hedgerow

shrubbery, fence, barrier, screen, bush, guard, protection, hurdle, thicket, enclosure, quickset, hedgerow, windbreak

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Historical Examples of hedgerow

  • 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.

  • Every ditch and hedgerow, every road and lane, every hill and copse must be defended.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for hedgerow


  1. 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.).

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