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shrubbery

[shruhb-uh-ree] /ˈʃrʌb ə ri/
noun, plural shrubberies.
1.
a planting of shrubs:
He hit the croquet ball into the shrubbery.
2.
shrubs collectively.
Origin of shrubbery
1740-1750
1740-50; shrub1 + -ery
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shrubbery

/ˈʃrʌbərɪ/
noun (pl) -beries
1.
a place where a number of shrubs are planted
2.
shrubs collectively
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Word Origin and History for shrubbery
n.

1748, "place where shrubs are planted," from shrub + -ery. As "shrubs collectively," from 1777.

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