see also: Shrub
  • (British, America) enPR: shrŭb, IPA: /ʃɹʌb/

shrub (plural shrubs)

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

shrub (shrubs, present participle shrubbing; past and past participle shrubbed)

  1. (obsolete) To lop; to prune.
  2. (transitive, Kenyan English) To mispronounce a word by replacing its consonant sound(s) with another or others of a similar place of articulation.
    For example, IPAchar /ʃɹʌb/ → IPAchar /sɹʌb/


  1. 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.

Proper noun
  1. (derogatory, informal) Former U.S. president George W. Bush.

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