noun Scot. and North England.

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

Origin of scrog

1350–1400; Middle English skrogg; probably akin to scrag
Related formsscrog·gy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for scroggy

"overgrown with bushes," Scottish and northern English, mid-15c., from scrog (n.) "a stunted bush, a shrub-like plant" (c.1400), probably related to scrag "a lean person or thing" (1570s); cf. scraggly.

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