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View synonyms for shrubbery

shrubbery

[ shruhb-uh-ree ]

noun

, plural shrub·ber·ies.
  1. a planting of shrubs: shrub:

    He hit the croquet ball into the shrubbery.

  2. shrubs shrub collectively.


shrubbery

/ ˈʃrʌbərɪ /

noun

  1. a place where a number of shrubs are planted
  2. shrubs collectively


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Word History and Origins

Origin of shrubbery1

First recorded in 1740–50; shrub 1 + -ery
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Example Sentences

She has to leave the modest shack that her family calls home in Januiay, a farming town in the central Philippines, and head to an area of dense shrubbery, a 10-minute walk away.

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With the house gone, Jacobs plowed under the fruit trees and shrubbery that had created a neighborhood oasis.

This lightweight trimmer is less than three pounds, with an ergonomic handle and powerful 1,200 RPM motor to shape and shear any shrubbery.

Compared with bats clustering under a bridge or baboons grooming pals’ fur, even the most sociable female giraffes often look as if they just happen to be milling around feeding in the same shrubbery.

It sits on a modest plot overgrown with wild grasses and shrubbery.

They painted his house, maintained his yard, replaced the sod, installed artificial turf, and planted and moved shrubbery.

Kip broke away from the shrubbery and ran across the open lawn toward that point where the man lay on the ground.

No plot of shrubbery or flower-garden broke the gray monotony of the place.

She had lived twenty-five years up-stairs and down-stairs in that white house with the lilac shrubbery and low iron fence.

The site which it occupied is now a public garden, diversified with shrubbery and flowers.

He cannot use shrubbery and ornamental trees for this purpose, nor cut standing timber for this purpose.

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