AskDefine | Define shrub

Dictionary Definition

shrub n : a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches [syn: bush]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /ʃɻʌb/, /SrVb/
  • Rhymes with: -ʌb

Etymology 1

From schrob scrob, or scrobb; akin to Norwegian skrubba the dwarf cornel tree


  1. A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same root.
woody plant

Etymology 2

From shirb, shurb, a drink, beverage, شرب (shariba) to drink, akin to sirup, sherbet rfe ar


  1. A liquor composed of vegetable acid, especially lemon juice, and sugar, with spirit to preserve it.


Extensive Definition

shrub in Bulgarian: Храст
shrub in Catalan: Arbust
shrub in Czech: Keř
shrub in Danish: Busk
shrub in German: Strauch
shrub in Spanish: Arbusto
shrub in Esperanto: Arbedo
shrub in French: Arbrisseau
shrub in Galician: Arbusto
shrub in Italian: Arbusto
shrub in Hebrew: שיח
shrub in Georgian: ბუჩქი
shrub in Lithuanian: Krūmas
shrub in Hungarian: Cserje
shrub in Dutch: Struik
shrub in Japanese: 低木
shrub in Norwegian: Busk
shrub in Norwegian Nynorsk: Busk
shrub in Occitan (post 1500): Arbust
shrub in Polish: Krzew
shrub in Portuguese: Arbusto
shrub in Romanian: Arbust
shrub in Quechua: Thansa
shrub in Russian: Кустарник
shrub in Sicilian: Troffa
shrub in Simple English: Shrub
shrub in Slovenian: Grmovnica
shrub in Finnish: Pensas
shrub in Swedish: Buske
shrub in Ukrainian: Кущ
shrub in Walloon: Bouxhon
shrub in Chinese: 灌木

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