Definition of Shrub

1. Noun. A low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems.

Exact synonyms: Bush
Group relationships: Shrubbery
Specialized synonyms: Catha Edulis, Ephedra, Joint Fir, Alpine Totara, Podocarpus Nivalis, Chilean Rimu, Lepidothamnus Fonkii, Dacridium Laxifolius, Lepidothamnus Laxifolius, Mountain Rimu, Microstrobos Niphophilus, Tasman Dwarf Pine, Barberry, Blue Cohosh, Blueberry Root, Caulophyllum Thalictrioides, Caulophyllum Thalictroides, Papoose Root, Papooseroot, Squaw Root, Squawroot, Holly-leaves Barberry, Hollygrape, Mahonia Aquifolium, Mountain Grape, Oregon Grape, Oregon Holly Grape, Mahonia Nervosa, Oregon Grape, Allspice, Chimonanthus Praecox, Japan Allspice, Japanese Allspice, Winter Sweet, American Spicebush, Benjamin Bush, Benzoin Odoriferum, Lindera Benzoin, Spice Bush, Spicebush, Pepper Shrub, Pseudowintera Colorata, Wintera Colorata, Myrica Gale, Scotch Gale, Sweet Gale, Wax Myrtle, Comptonia Asplenifolia, Comptonia Peregrina, Sweet Fern, Corkwood, Corkwood Tree, Leitneria Floridana, Mimosa, Anadenanthera Colubrina, Piptadenia Macrocarpa, Calliandra, Lysiloma Sabicu, Sabicu, Black Bead, Cat's-claw, Catclaw, Pithecellodium Unguis-cati, Mesquit, Mesquite, Acocanthera Oblongifolia, Acocanthera Spectabilis, Poison Arrow Plant, Winter Sweet, Acocanthera Oppositifolia, Acocanthera Venenata, Bushman's Poison, Ordeal Tree, Adenium Multiflorum, Adenium Obesum, Desert Rose, Impala Lily, Kudu Lily, Mock Azalia, Carissa, Frangipani, Frangipanni, Rauvolfia, Rauwolfia, Strophanthus, Adam's Apple, Coffee Rose, Crape Jasmine, Crepe Gardenia, Crepe Jasmine, East Indian Rosebay, Nero's Crown, Pinwheel Flower, Tabernaemontana Divaricate, Thevetia Neriifolia, Thevetia Peruviana, Yellow Oleander, American Angelica Tree, Aralia Spinosa, Devil's Walking Stick, Hercules'-club, Aralia Elata, Japanese Angelica Tree, Aralia Stipulata, Chinese Angelica, Chinese Angelica Tree, Brassaia Actinophylla, Schefflera Actinophylla, Umbrella Tree, Batis Maritima, Saltwort, Saltbush, Bassia Scoparia, Belvedere, Burning Bush, Fire Bush, Fire-bush, Kochia Scoparia, Summer Cypress, Cycloloma Atriplicifolium, Tumbleweed, Winged Pigweed, Barilla, Glasswort, Kali, Kelpwort, Salsola Kali, Salsola Soda, Saltwort, Russian Cactus, Russian Thistle, Russian Tumbleweed, Salsola Kali Tenuifolia, Tumbleweed, Black Greasewood, Greasewood, Sarcobatus Vermiculatus, Caper, Biscutalla Laevigata, Buckler Mustard, Bush Poppy, Tree Poppy, Argyroxiphium Sandwicense, Silversword, Artemisia, Baccharis Halimifolia, Consumption Weed, Cotton-seed Tree, Groundsel Bush, Groundsel Tree, Baccharis Viminea, Mule Fat, Baccharis Pilularis, Chaparral Broom, Coyote Brush, Coyote Bush, Kidney Wort, Goldenbush, Hazardia Cana, Hoary Golden Bush, Mutisia, Daisy Bush, Daisy-bush, Daisybush, Othonna, Lavender Cotton, Santolina Chamaecyparissus, Cineraria Maritima, Dusty Miller, Senecio Cineraria, Milk Thistle, Sow Thistle, Ardisia Crenata, Coralberry, Spiceberry, Ardisia Escallonoides, Ardisia Paniculata, Marlberry, Leadwort, Plumbago Europaea, Bracelet Wood, Jacquinia Armillaris, Barbasco, Jacquinia Keyensis, Joewood, Mallow, Cotton, Cotton Plant, Lavatera Arborea, Tree Mallow, Velvet-leaf, Velvetleaf, Pavonia, Bush Hibiscus, Hibiscus Farragei, Radyera Farragei, Aristotelia Racemosa, Aristotelia Serrata, Makomako, New Zealand Wine Berry, Wineberry, Dombeya, California Beauty, Flannel Bush, Flannelbush, Screw Tree, Hermannia Verticillata, Honey Bell, Honeybells, Mahernia Verticillata, Grewia Asiatica, Phalsa, African Hemp, Sparmannia Africana, Protea, Banksia, Smoke Bush, Chilean Firebush, Chilean Flameflower, Embothrium Coccineum, Chile Hazel, Chile Nut, Chilean Hazelnut, Chilean Nut, Guevina Avellana, Guevina Heterophylla, Grevillea, Cushion Flower, Hakea Laurina, Pincushion Hakea, Hakea Leucoptera, Needle Wood, Needle-wood, Needlewood, Hakea Lissosperma, Needle Bush, Needle-bush, Needlebush, Honey-flower, Honeyflower, Lambertia Formosa, Mountain Devil, Lomatia, Geebung, Telopea Oreades, Waratah, Telopea Speciosissima, Waratah, Native Pear, Woody Pear, Xylomelum Pyriforme, Heath, Andromeda, Arbutus, Bearberry, Manzanita, Bryanthus, Chamaedaphne Calyculata, Leatherleaf, Epigaea Repens, Mayflower, Trailing Arbutus, Gaultheria Shallon, Salal, Shallon, Huckleberry, Kalmia, Crystal Tea, Labrador Tea, Ledum Groenlandicum, Glandular Labrador Tea, Trapper's Tea, Ledum Palustre, Marsh Tea, Wild Rosemary, Leiophyllum Buxifolium, Sand Myrtle, Leucothoe, Dog Hobble, Dog Laurel, Leucothoe Editorum, Leucothoe Fontanesiana, Switch-ivy, Leucothoe Racemosa, Sweet Bells, Alpine Azalea, Loiseleuria Procumbens, Mountain Azalea, Lyonia Mariana, Stagger Bush, Staggerbush, He-huckleberry, Lyonia Ligustrina, Male Berry, Maleberry, Privet Andromeda, Fetter Bush, Fetterbush, Lyonia Lucida, Shiny Lyonia, False Azalea, Fool's Huckleberry, Menziesia Ferruginea, Menziesia Pilosa, Minnie Bush, Minniebush, Andromeda, Japanese Andromeda, Lily-of-the-valley Tree, Pieris Japonica, Fetterbush, Mountain Andromeda, Mountain Fetterbush, Pieris Floribunda, Rhododendron, Cranberry, Blueberry, Blueberry Bush, Clethra Alnifolia, Pepper Bush, Summer Sweet, Sweet Pepperbush, White Alder, Pixie, Pixy, Pyxidanthera Barbulata, Pyxie, Australian Heath, Astroloma Humifusum, Cranberry Heath, Ground-berry, Groundberry, Native Cranberry, Styphelia Humifusum, Pink Fivecorner, Styphelia Triflora, Chrysolepis Sempervirens, Dwarf Golden Chinkapin, Huckleberry Oak, Quercus Vaccinifolia, Forestiera, Forsythia, Jasmine, Privet, Mock Privet, Lilac, Witch Hazel, Witch Hazel Plant, Wych Hazel, Wych Hazel Plant, Flowering Hazel, Winter Hazel, Fothergilla, Witch Alder, Combretum Bracteosum, Hiccough Nut, Hiccup Nut, Oleaster, Crape Myrtle, Crepe Flower, Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia Indica, Feijoa, Feijoa Bush, Fuchsia, Daphne, Dirca Palustris, Leatherwood, Moose-wood, Moosewood, Ropebark, Wicopy, Indian Rhododendron, Melastoma Malabathricum, Medinilla Magnifica, Guinea Flower, Guinea Gold Vine, Canella Winterana, Canella-alba, White Cinnamon Tree, Wild Cinnamon, Rock Rose, Rockrose, Helianthemum, Sun Rose, Sunrose, Batoko Palm, Flacourtia Indica, Governor Plum, Governor's Plum, Madagascar Plum, Ramontchi, Dovyalis Caffra, Kei Apple, Kei Apple Bush, Kiggelaria Africana, Wild Peach, Xylosma, Xylosma Congestum, Candlewood, Bird's-eye Bush, Ochna Serrulata, Tamarisk, False Tamarisk, German Tamarisk, Myricaria Germanica, Cannabis, Hemp, Butcher's Broom, Ruscus Aculeatus, Cordyline Terminalis, Ti, Yucca, Buddleia, Butterfly Bush, Caesalpinia Decapetala, Caesalpinia Sepiaria, Mysore Thorn, Bauhinia Monandra, Butterfly Flower, Paloverde, Horsebean, Jerusalem Thorn, Parkinsonia Aculeata, Cytisus Ramentaceus, Dalmatian Laburnum, Petteria Ramentacea, Senna, Amorpha, Anagyris Foetida, Bean Trefoil, Stinking Bean Trefoil, Anthyllis Barba-jovis, Jupiter's Beard, Silver-bush, Silverbush, Aspalathus Cedcarbergensis, Aspalathus Linearis, Rooibos, Cajan Pea, Cajanus Cajan, Catjang Pea, Dahl, Dhal, Pigeon Pea, Pigeon-pea Plant, Red Gram, Caragana, Pea Tree, California Redbud, Cercis Occidentalis, Western Redbud, Chamaecytisus Palmensis, Cytesis Proliferus, Tagasaste, Flame Pea, Clianthus, Glory Pea, Codariocalyx Motorius, Desmodium Gyrans, Desmodium Motorium, Semaphore Plant, Telegraph Plant, Bladder Senna, Colutea Arborescens, Coronilla, Broom, Dalea Spinosa, Smoke Tree, Bitter Pea, Derris, Gastrolobium, Poison Bush, Poison Pea, Chanal, Chanar, Geoffroea Decorticans, Halimodendron Argenteum, Halimodendron Halodendron, Salt Tree, Hovea, Purple Pea, Indigo, Indigo Plant, Indigofera Tinctoria, Lupinus Arboreus, Tree Lupine, Mucuna, Chaparral Pea, Pickeringia Montana, Stingaree-bush, Flat Pea, Platylobium Formosum, Common Flat Pea, Native Holly, Playlobium Obtusangulum, Genista Raetam, Juniper, Juniper Bush, Raetam, Retama Raetam, Retem, Bristly Locust, Moss Locust, Robinia Hispida, Rose Acacia, Coral Bush, Flame Bush, Templetonia Retusa, Furze, Gorse, Irish Gorse, Ulex Europaeus, Whin, Swamp Oak, Viminaria Denudata, Viminaria Juncea, Rose, Rosebush, Juneberry, Service Tree, Serviceberry, Shadblow, Shadbush, Flowering Quince, Cotoneaster, Haw, Hawthorn, Christmas Berry, Christmasberry, Heteromeles Arbutifolia, Photinia Arbutifolia, Tollon, Toyon, Cinquefoil, Five-finger, Cherry Laurel, Laurel Cherry, Prunus Laurocerasus, Prunus Cuneata, Prunus Pumila, Prunus Pumilla Susquehanae, Prunus Susquehanae, Sand Cherry, Blackthorn, Prunus Spinosa, Sloe, Fire Thorn, Firethorn, Pyracanth, Pyracantha, Spiraea, Spirea, Blolly, Chiococca Alba, West Indian Snowberry, Gardenia, Hamelia, Bitter-bark, Fever Tree, Georgia Bark, Pinckneya Pubens, Negro Peach, Sarcocephalus Esculentus, Sarcocephalus Latifolius, Abelia, Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla Lonicera, Bush Honeysuckle, Diervilla Sessilifolia, Beauty Bush, Kolkwitzia Amabilis, Himalaya Honeysuckle, Leycesteria Formosa, Honeysuckle, Coralberry, Indian Currant, Symphoricarpos Orbiculatus, Elder, Elderberry Bush, American Cranberry Bush, Cranberry Bush, Cranberry Tree, Highbush Cranberry, Viburnum Trilobum, Twist Wood, Twistwood, Viburnum Lantana, Wayfaring Tree, Crampbark, Cranberry Tree, European Cranberry Bush, European Cranberrybush, Guelder Rose, Viburnum Opulus, Arrow Wood, Southern Arrow Wood, Viburnum Dentatum, Arrow Wood, Viburnum Recognitum, Black Haw, Viburnum Prunifolium, Weigela, Weigela Florida, Coca, Coca Plant, Erythroxylon Coca, Erythroxylon Truxiuense, Bean Caper, Syrian Bean Caper, Zygophyllum Fabago, Coville, Creosote Bush, Hediondilla, Larrea Tridentata, Box, Boxwood, Staff Tree, Spindle Tree, Spindleberry, Spindleberry Tree, Burning Bush, Euonymus Atropurpureus, Wahoo, Euonymus Americanus, Strawberry Bush, Wahoo, Cyrilla, Cyrilla Racemiflora, Leatherwood, White Titi, Crowberry, Chinese Holly, Ilex Cornuta, Smoke Bush, Smoke Tree, Laurel Sumac, Malosma Laurina, Rhus Laurina, Lentisk, Mastic, Mastic Tree, Pistacia Lentiscus, Shumac, Sumac, Sumach, Buckthorn, Styrax, Hydrangea, Philadelphus, Climbing Hydrangea, Schizophragma Hydrangeoides, Bridal Wreath, Bridal-wreath, Francoa Ramosa, Currant, Currant Bush, Gooseberry, Gooseberry Bush, Ribes Grossularia, Ribes Uva-crispa, Caricature Plant, Graptophyllum Pictum, Chilopsis Linearis, Desert Willow, Columnea, Eriodictyon Californicum, Yerba Santa, Apalachicola Rosemary, Conradina Glabra, Lavender, Lepechinia Calycina, Pitcher Sage, Sphacele Calycina, Pachouli, Patchouli, Patchouly, Pogostemon Cablin, Red Shrubby Penstemon, Redwood Penstemon, Naranjilla, Solanum Quitoense, Brazilian Potato Tree, Potato Tree, Solanum Macranthum, Solanum Wrightii, Brunfelsia Americana, Lady-of-the-night, Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia Arborea, Datura Arborea, Maikoa, Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia Suaveolens, Datura Suaveolens, Brugmansia Sanguinea, Datura Sanguinea, Red Angel's Trumpet, Capsicum, Capsicum Pepper Plant, Pepper, Cestrum Diurnum, Day Jessamine, Cestrum Nocturnum, Night Jasmine, Night Jessamine, Tamarillo, Tree Tomato, Thorn Apple, Fabiana Imbricata, Pichi, Boxthorn, Matrimony Vine, Christmas Berry, Christmasberry, Lycium Carolinianum, Chalice Vine, Cupflower, Solandra Guttata, Trumpet Flower, Fire Bush, Fire-bush, Marmalade Bush, Streptosolen Jamesonii, Spurge, Acalypha Virginica, Three-seeded Mercury, Croton, Croton Tiglium, Codiaeum Variegatum, Croton, Castor Bean Plant, Castor-oil Plant, Palma Christ, Palma Christi, Ricinus Communis, Casava, Cassava, Slipper Plant, Slipper Spurge, Camelia, Camellia, Camellia Sinensis, Tea, Eryngium Maritimum, Sea Eryngium, Sea Holly, Sea Holm, Griselinia Lucida, Puka, Griselinia Littoralis, Kapuka, Undershrub, Burning Bush, Shrublet, Subshrub, Suffrutex, Flowering Shrub, Buckthorn, Christ's-thorn, Jerusalem Thorn, Jujube, Jujube Bush, Ziziphus Jujuba, Lotus Tree, Ziziphus Lotus, Christ's-thorn, Jerusalem Thorn, Paliurus Spina-christi, Stephanotis
Generic synonyms: Ligneous Plant, Woody Plant
Derivative terms: Bushy, Shrubby, Shrublet



Definition of Shrub

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

2. n. A woody plant of less size than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same root.

3. v. t. To lop; to prune.

Definition of Shrub

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

2. Noun. A liquor composed of vegetable acid, fruit juice (especially lemon), sugar, sometimes vinegar, and a small amount of spirit as a preservative. Modern ''shrub'' is usually non-alcoholic, but in earlier times it was often mixed with a substantial amount of spirit such as brandy or rum, thus making it a liqueur. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shrub

1. a low, woody plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Shrub

1. A woody plant less than 5 metres (approx. 15 feet) high, either without a distinct main main stem, or with branches persisting on the main main stem almost to its base. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shrub

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Literary usage of Shrub

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Native deciduous shrub closely related to Buckleya and differing chiefly in its axillary fls., tufts of hairs at the base of the stamens, simple stigma, ..."

2. Our Northern Shrubs and how to Identify Them: A Handbook for the Nature-lover by Harriet Louise Keeler (1903)
"A shrub rises from its roots with a group of stems whose number forbids to any ... The position of the shrub is distinctly secondary ; and the burden of the ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"Upright bushy shrub, attaining 10 ft., with the branches hirsute when young: Ivs. ... Handsome hardy free - flowering shrub, especially decorative with Its ..."

4. The Universal Etymological English Dictionary: Containing an Additional ...by Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1737)
"... shrub, a Town, Sex.] the County- Town in^brop/hire, l iS Miles NW from Leitet». ... To shrub «к, to cudgel oi bang 1 ... shrub'BY, abounding with ..."

5. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural TasteGardening (1855)
"A fine evergreen shrub, with dull leathery crimson flowers. ... A hardy distinct shrub ; flowers below the summit of the branch ;" color unknown. ..."

6. Criminal Abortion: Its Nature, Its Evidence, and Its Law by Horatio Robinson Storer, Franklin Fiske Heard (1868)
"An Infusion or Decoction of a shrub are ejusdem generis. The Question upon 43 Geo. III. cli. 58, § 2, was, whether any Matter or Thing was administered to ..."

7. Criminal Abortion: Its Nature, Its Evidence, and Its Law by Horatio Robinson Storer, Franklin Fiske Heard (1868)
"An Infusion or Decoction of a shrub are ejusdem generis. The Question upon 43 Geo. III. ch. 58, § 2, was, whether any Matter or Thing was administered to ..."

8. The Improved Housewife: Or Book of Receipts, with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1855)
"Cherry shrub. Pick ripe Morello cherries from the stem; put them in an earthen ... Currant shrub. To a pound of sugar, add a pint of strained currant juice; ..."

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