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[shruhb-uh-ree] /ˈʃrʌb ə ri/
noun, plural shrubberies.
a planting of shrubs:
He hit the croquet ball into the shrubbery.
shrubs collectively.
Origin of shrubbery
1740-50; shrub1 + -ery Unabridged
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  • Primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees.
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British Dictionary definitions for shrubbery


noun (pl) -beries
a place where a number of shrubs are planted
shrubs collectively
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Word Origin and History for shrubbery

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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