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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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  • The fruits are very pretty, and often form a conspicuous feature of the hedgerow during late summer.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • And there is always beauty in the hedgerow; and wherever the road runs there is beauty.

    The Lowest Rung Mary Cholmondeley
  • It surged forward and smashed through the hedgerow and plunged down the sloping snowbank after the fleeing car.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • It was a delicious evening, and the birds were singing from every brake and hedgerow.

    Lover or Friend Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • As we neared the Manor, the keeper, far in the lead, vaulted lightly over a stile in a hedgerow.

  • Just at this instant, under the hedgerow, Tiger raised his head.

    A World of Girls L. T. Meade
  • A thrush travelling along the hedgerow just outside goes by the gateway within a yard.

    Nature Near London Richard Jefferies
  • The first named is one of the commonest of our hedgerow flowers.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • Her Royal Highness was coming through the opening in the hedgerow which separated the two confines.

    The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath
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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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