adjective, scrubbier, scrubbiest.
low or stunted, as trees.
consisting of or covered with scrub, stunted trees, etc.
undersized or inferior, as animals.
wretched; shabby.

1745–55; scrub2 + -y1

scrubbily, adverb
scrubbiness, noun Unabridged
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scrubby (ˈskrʌbɪ)
adj , -bier, -biest
1.  covered with or consisting of scrub
2.  (of trees or vegetation) stunted in growth
3.  informal (Brit) messy

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Example sentences
We disembark, climb into a pickup truck and bump through scrubby pastureland.
On the horizon to the east are low mountains covered with scrubby greenery that
  blooms yellow in the spring.
Modest, modern holiday houses peeked through stands of scrubby trees.
Aside from a few warehouses and other buildings sitting nearby, a scrubby
  landscape stretches off in all directions.
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