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[hej-roh] /ˈhɛdʒˌroʊ/
a row of bushes or trees forming a hedge.
Origin of hedgerow
before 950; Middle English; Old English heggerewe. See hedge, row1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hedgerow
  • If a tractor is coming your way the left side of your car is scratched by the hedgerow you narrowly avoid crashing into.
  • Once you dive into a section, navigation requires more backtracking than a hedgerow maze.
  • She knew every field, every hedgerow and every clump of trees.
  • If you desire to plant a hedgerow, you can simply choose from the same species that would be planted in a field border.
  • It can be used as a thicket or wide, evergreen hedgerow.
  • It is a fairly open, loose and irregular shrub and is best used at the back of a border or as part of a hedgerow.
  • It can also be planted as a field border, hedgerow, or in backyards and recreational areas.
British Dictionary definitions for hedgerow


a hedge of shrubs or low trees growing along a bank, esp one bordering a field or lane
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Word Origin and History for hedgerow

Old English hegeræw; see hedge (n.) + row (n.).

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