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shrub

noun [C]
 
 
/ʃrʌb/
a large plant, smaller than a tree, that has several main stemsTypes of plantGardening - general wordsBushes and shrubs
Translations of “shrub”
in Korean 관목…
in Arabic شُجَيْرة…
in French arbuste…
in Turkish çalı, funda…
in Italian arbusto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 灌木…
in Russian куст…
in Polish krzew, krzak…
in Spanish arbusto…
in Portuguese arbusto…
in German der Strauch…
in Catalan arbust…
in Japanese 低木, かん木…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灌木…
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