shrubbery

[ shruhb-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃrʌb ə ri /

noun, plural shrub·ber·ies.

a planting of shrubs: He hit the croquet ball into the shrubbery.
shrubs collectively.

Nearby words

  1. shrove sunday,
  2. shrove tuesday,
  3. shrovetide,
  4. shrub,
  5. shrub layer,
  6. shrubby,
  7. shrubby cinquefoil,
  8. shrug,
  9. shrug off,
  10. shrug one's shoulders

Origin of shrubbery

First recorded in 1740–50; shrub1 + -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for shrubbery

shrubbery

/ (ˈʃrʌbərɪ) /

noun plural -beries

a place where a number of shrubs are planted
shrubs collectively
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Word Origin and History for shrubbery

shrubbery

n.

1748, "place where shrubs are planted," from shrub + -ery. As "shrubs collectively," from 1777.

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