scrog

[ skrog ]
/ skrɒg /

noun Scot. and North England.

any naturally short or stunted tree or bush, as a crab apple tree or blackthorn bush.
scrogs, underbrush; brushwood.

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Origin of scrog

1350–1400; Middle English skrogg; probably akin to scrag

OTHER WORDS FROM scrog

scroggy, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for scrog

  • He was aware that every tuft of reed and scrog of wood concealed a spear or a bowman.

  • Once I found a scrog of juniper with firm roots, and this gave me a great lift.

    Prester John|John Buchan
  • Half way down there is a scrog of wood, dwarf alders and hawthorn, which makes an arch over the path.

    Prester John|John Buchan