Definition of 'shrub'
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Try to keep pollen outdoors by keeping shrubs and climbing plants away from windows. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is based on natural products and is recommended for use on trees and shrubs. The Sun (2006)Which large shrubs have scented flowers in midwinter? Times, Sunday Times (2007)These deciduous shrubs have long since escaped from gardens and naturalised in the least hospitable places. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could see flowering shrubs but not reach them. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Plant prickly shrubs or hedges to deter intruders. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This can be grown into a large shrub or small tree. The Sun (2009)The foliage of this deciduous shrub blazes scarlet in the autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Go a little bigger if you are potting on any large trees and shrubs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the stems are arching and often make a very large and lanky shrub. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And this means that lazy gardeners have been given extra time to transplant deciduous trees and shrubs since they are still dormant. The Sun (2006)Here's where shrubs can outperform perennials and grasses. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Can you suggest some small or medium-sized shrubs and perennials with aromatic leaves? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They pressed ahead, blundering into the woods through the darkening maze of trees and shrubs. Christianity Today (2000)The house should be approached by a long sweeping driveway, with shrubs planted on either side. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They can be shrubs and trees of gut-wrenching beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Plants and shrubs "of any kind' were to be lifted in the autumn. TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: Ravishing Rhododendrons and their Travels Around the World (2004)It will cope with shade under shrubs and trees, but is also happy in full sun. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the soil is good, you can grow them into other plants or over shrub roses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sheer number and variety of perennials that she grew was staggering, but in addition there were the flowering trees and shrubs. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)At this point we must trace our way back, pass through the flowering shrubs and plunge into the shade of a little wood. The Education of a Gardener (1994)Give them - and all flowering shrubs and hedges - some rose fertiliser if not already done. The Sun (2014)Splash out on a few large architectural specimens to set the scene, and bulk up with shrubs and perennials, which will grow apace. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'shrub'
British English: shrub /ʃrʌb/ NOUN
Shrubs are low plants like small trees with several stems instead of a trunk.
- American English: shrub
- Arabic: شُجَيْرَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: arbusto
- Chinese: 灌木
- Croatian: grm
- Czech: keř
- Danish: busk
- Dutch: struik
- European Spanish: arbusto
- Finnish: pensas
- French: arbuste
- German: Strauch
- Greek: χαμόδεντρο
- Italian: arbusto
- Japanese: 低木
- Korean: 관목
- Norwegian: busk
- Polish: krzew
- European Portuguese: arbusto
- Romanian: tufă
- Russian: кустарник
- Spanish: arbusto
- Swedish: buske
- Thai: พุ่มไม้
- Turkish: çalı
- Ukrainian: кущ
- Vietnamese: cây bụi
Definition of shrub from the Collins English Dictionary
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