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scrub

noun [U] (PLANTS)    /skrʌb/
(an area of land covered with) short trees and bushes, growing on dry ground of low qualityDeserts, prairies and wildernesses scrubby     /ˈskrʌb.i/ adjective covered with short trees and bushes: scrubby vegetationScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
(Definition of scrub noun (PLANTS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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