shrubby [shruhb-ee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective, shrub·bi·er, shrub·bi·est.

  1. consisting of or abounding in shrubs.
  2. resembling a shrub; shrublike.

Origin of shrubby First recorded in 1530–40; shrub1 + -y1 Related formsshrub·bi·ness, noun Examples from the Web for shrubby Historical Examples of shrubby

  • A few are shrubby, and others are from small to large trees.

    Trees of the Northern United States

    Austin C. Apgar

  • It is often shrubby, and is more valuable for its bark than its wood.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • It is simply a part of the undergrowth, a shrubby little tree.

    Trees Every Child Should Know

    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • It was open to the sky and ringed at the top with shrubby growth.

    The Secret Cache

    E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill

  • There is a race of shrubby Calceolarias, but it is little known in this country.

    The Practical Garden-Book

    C. E. Hunn

  • British Dictionary definitions for shrubby shrubby adjective -bier or -biest

    1. consisting of, planted with, or abounding in shrubs
    2. resembling a shrub

    Derived Formsshrubbiness, noun

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