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Definitions for shrubbery
ˈʃrʌb ə rishrub·be·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shrubberynoun

    an area where a number of shrubs are planted

  2. shrubberynoun

    a collection of shrubs growing together


  1. shrubberynoun

    A planting of shrubs; a wide border to a garden where shrubs are thickly planted; or a similar larger area with a path winding through it.

    Etymology: From shrub

  2. shrubberynoun

    Shrubs collectively.

    Etymology: From shrub

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrubberynoun

    a collection of shrubs

  2. Shrubberynoun

    a place where shrubs are planted


  1. Shrubbery

    A shrubbery is a wide border to a garden where shrubs are thickly planted; or a similar larger area with a path winding through it. A shrubbery was a feature of 19th-century gardens in the English manner, with its origins in the gardenesque style of the early part of the century. A shrubbery was a collection of hardy shrubs, quite distinct from a flower garden, which was a cutting garden to supply flowers in the house. The shrubbery was arranged as a walk, ideally a winding one, that made a circuit that brought the walker back to the terrace of the house. Its paths were gravel, so that it dried quickly after a rain. A walk in the shrubbery offered a chance for a private conversation, and a winding walk among shrubs surrounding even quite a small lawn was a feature of the garden behind a well-furnished Regency suburban villa. "Mr Rushworth," said Lady Bertram, "if I were you, I would have a very pretty shrubbery. One likes to get out into a shrubbery in fine weather." —Jane Austen, Mansfield Park. In the 1980s John Nash's never-executed plans for the garden setting of the Brighton Pavilion, illustrated in Nash's volume Views of the Royal Pavilion, were finally carried out, in connection with the extensive restorations of the Pavilion itself. Its "fairly open landscape of soft lawns dotted with trees and set with lightly-wooded, sinuous shrubberies" are best illustrated in Augustus Charles Pugin's watercolor view c. 1822 of the west front of the Pavilion, reproduced in Nash's publication. The winding perimeter walk circling the lawn among the shrubs and trees, enriched with island beds of herbaceous perennials, began to be laid out in 1814, with a flush of activity 1817-21. Two books of commentaries proved indispensable for the replanting scheme. One was Henry Phillips, who wrote in 1823

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrubbery in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrubbery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shrubbery in a Sentence

  1. Ernst Rauch:

    Higher and higher temperatures are leading to ever greater droughts, and high humidity in the winter means that shrubbery grows quickly, creating an easily flammable material in dry summers.

  2. Lawrence Gostin:

    You can clear a forest of the shrubbery. But if you leave some shrubs and trees standing, the fire will find them, the virus will find you. It is searching for hosts that are not immune. The fact that you live in New England or New York doesn’t insulate you.

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