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Definition of the noun shrub

What does shrub mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shrubs

  1. a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

Alternative definition of the noun shrub


  1. A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.
  2. 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. Shrub a.k.a. George W. Bush: George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. Bush was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election, becoming the fourth president to be elected while receiving fewer popular votes nationwide than his opponent. Bush is the second president to have been the son of a former president, the first having been John Quincy Adams. He is also the brother of Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.
  2. Shrub a.k.a. Kyle Busch: Kyle Thomas Busch is an American stock car racing driver and team owner.

There are other people with in their name, like Jay Shrub.


Shrub is a seven piece reggae, rock and rap band from Columbus, Ohio. The band features Kevin Oliver former guitar player for George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. The band released their debut album, Senorita, in February 2010. The band was voted by readers as High Times Magazine Unsigned Band of the Month in September 2010. In September 2013, Shrub released their first full-length album, Highceratops. The album features guest appearances by C-Money of Slightly Stoopid, Dubmatix, and One-Eyed Doll.


"Shrub" is a book by Molly Ivins.

  • also known as "Shrub: the short but happy political life of George W. Bush"
  • genres: Biography, Autobiography
  • subjects: Texas, History of the Americas, United States of America


Shrub a.k.a. Shrub, California: Shrub is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, in the U.S. state of California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 2.5 miles north-northeast of Latrobe, at an elevation of 1043 feet.


Shrub: In terms of mixed drinks, shrub is the name of two different, but related, acidulated beverages. One type of shrub is a fruit liqueur that was popular in 17th and 18th century England, typically made with rum or brandy mixed with sugar and the juice or rinds of citrus fruit.


Shrub: A shrub is distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and shorter height, usually under 6 m tall. Plants of many species may grow either into shrubs or trees, depending on their growing conditions. Small, low shrubs, generally less than 2 m tall, such as lavender, periwinkle and most small garden varieties of roses, are often termed subshrubs or bushes.

Phrases with Shrub

Phrases starting with the word Shrub:

  1. Shrub Birch
  2. Shrub Panax
  3. Shrub Althea
  4. Shrub Celery
  5. Shrub Live Oak
  6. Shrub Lespedeza

Phrases ending with the word Shrub:

  1. China-Shrub
  2. sweet shrub
  3. Texas Shrub
  4. Harmal Shrub
  5. pepper shrub
  6. Barbados Shrub
  7. ringworm shrub
  8. flowering shrub
  9. strawberry shrub
  10. Bird-of-Paradise Shrub

Other phrases containing the word Shrub:

  1. Brushland Shrub-Verbena
  2. strawberry-shrub family

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shrub

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Google previewPlant Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A subshrub or dwarf shrub is a short woody plant. Prostrate shrub is a similar term. The term often is used interchangeably with bush. In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting leaves or branches.

Google previewObjective Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Forestry (2008)

by Vijay K. Khanna

shrub is an annual plant with a woody stem c) the maximum height of teak is more than that of a deodar tree d) silviculture is the art and science of ...

Google previewHistory of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke (1844)

by Paul Allen, Archibald MacVickar

The shrub is an evergreen, and retains its verdure in the same perfection the whole year round. However inclement the climate, the root puts forth a great number of stems, which separate near the surface of the ground, each stem being from ...

Google previewEdible and Useful Plants of the Southwest (2013)

Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona by Delena Tull

Used as an ornamental in Warm dry regions throughout the world, the gray— green shrub is a native of Mexico and is found in cultivation throughout the southern US. and throughout the world. Rather than using Agave americana as a food, ...

Google previewThe Botanical register (1817)

consisting of coloured figures of exotic plants

The present pretty shrub is an instance of this kind, having been raised by Mr. Herbert, at Spofforth; near Wetherby, from seed ripened on the common white glaucous-leaved Azalba, in the flower of which the pollen or dust from the anthers of ...

Google previewEdwards's Botanical Register, Or, Ornamental Flower-garden and Shrubbery ... (1829)

This shrub is a native of the high hills of Chile, about Valparaiso and Conception, ...

Google previewThe Flowers of Celebrated Travellers (1834)

Being a Selection from the Most Entertaining and Instructive Travels by John Adams

The shrub is an evergreen, and bears a small fruit, which contains several round blackish seeds about the bigness of a large pea; but scarce above one in an hundred comes to perfection. By these seeds the plant is propagated, nine or ten of ...

Google previewAn Universal History (1759)

From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time

The next beneficial shrub is that which produces the cotforub, how ton, the manufacture of which into such variety of stuffs is propagared. one of the most considerable, next to that of silk and Chinaware. The seed is commonly sown on the very ...

Google previewBeeton's Dictionary of every-day gardening (1871)

by Samuel Orchart Beeton

Mundula,— purple; flowers iu June; a greenhouse evergreen shrub. Murrayana. Nitida, — white ; flowers in August ; a greenhouse evergreen shrub. Ollula, — pink ; flowers in June ; ditto.

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary: Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany ... The Second Edition, with Many Additions, and Illustrative Plates (1805)

by Colin MILNE

The shrub must be, at least, of three years growth, before the leaves, which it then bears inctplenty, are fit to be plucked. In seven years time, or thereabouts, it rises to a man's height; but as it then grows flowly, and bears but few ileaves, the ...

Google previewA Botanical Dictionary (1805)

Or, Elements of Systematic and Philosophical Botany by Colin Milne

The shrub must be, at least, of three years growth, before the leaves, which it then bears in plenty, are fit to be plucked. In seven years time, or thereabouts, it rises to a man's height; but: as it then grows slowly, and bears but few leaves, the ...

Google previewMiller's dictionary of gardening, botany, and agriculture; revised (1834)

by Philip Miller

Pretty Buchu Shrub (A pulehella, Willdenow). An ornamental, evergreen, frame shrub, three feet high, from the Cape of Good Hope in 1789: leaves egg-oblong, glandular, smooth ; flowers, from February to September, purple ; propagated by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Psychoactive Substances (1999)

by Richard Rudgley

PIPER BETLE see Betel PIPER METHYSTICUM See KaVa PITURI Duboisia hopwoodii is a shrub that grows in the arid interior of Australia and is found in all mainland States except Victoria. The plant contains both nicotine and d-nor- nicotine, ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

an open woody shrub, growing to a meter or so, usually in abandoned fields in northeastern North America. It is decidedly less dangerous than K. latifolia. K. latifolia ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1823)

Or, Familiar Explanations of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences by George Crabb

seu Wellia Tagera, a shrub, native of the East Indies.—Cassia ruseifolia seu foliis, &c. a shrub, native of Madeira.-Cassia biflora , &c. Two-flowered Cassia, a shrub, native of America.—Cassia Chinensis, a ...

Google previewThe Rural Cyclopedia, Or A General Dictionary of Agriculture (1851)

And of the Arts, Sciences, Instruments, and Practice, Necessary to the Farmer, Stockfarmer, Gardener, Forester, Landsteward, Farrier, &c by John Marius Wilson

laurina, is a shrub of commonly about 8 feet in height, blooming in April and May, and inhabiting moist grounds in some parts of England. — The two-coloured willow, S. bicolor, is an under- shrub, commonly about 2 ...

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Scrabble value of S1H4R1U1B3

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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