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.

Origin of shrubbery

First recorded in 1740–50; shrub1 + -ery
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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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