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Part of speech: noun

A woody, perennial plant smaller than a tree; a bush.

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Usage examples "shrub":

  1. From the leaves of the same shrub several drops of water were hanging, and on the ground below was a wet patch. - "The New Tenant", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. It is composed of more than four thousand large stones, standing erect in an arid plain, where neither tree nor shrub is to be seen, and not even a pebble is to be found in the soil on which they stand. - "A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients", Edward Tyson.
  3. He encountered a shrub, and, fumbling between it and the tree, bethought him to feel about its crest. - "As It Was in the Beginning", Philip Verrill Mighels.