- 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
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Examples from the Web for scroggy
Passing through some scroggy woods, skirting the side of a beautiful green hill, they walked midway up.
They passed through some scroggy woods skirting the side of a beautiful green hill, which they ascended half way.The Fairy Mythology
The ordinary bone button, or “scroggy,” being the unit of value.The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol II of II)
Alice Bertha Gomme
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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