shrub (plural shrubs)
- A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.
- bush (plant)
- French: arbrisseau, arbuste
- German: Busch, Strauch
- Italian: arbusto
- Portuguese: arbusto
- Russian: куста́рник
- Spanish: mata, arbusto
shrub (shrubs, present participle shrubbing; past and past participle shrubbed)
- (obsolete) To lop; to prune.
- (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/
- 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.
- (derogatory, informal) Former U.S. president George W. Bush.