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noun as in bush

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noun as in plant

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Highly portable, they’re easy to use in gardens, behind shrubs, and anywhere that collects dead leaves.

Shrubs tend to burn hot, but shrub ecosystems are well-adapted to fire.

That heat and dryness turned grasses, shrubs, and trees into easy tinder, ready to ignite at the slightest spark.

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SDG&E said an increased risk from shrubs and bushes “has no relevance to the issue,” meaning it’s trees that matter here.

All this suggested that Antarctica was once a forest full of conifers, ferns and flowering shrubs.

Luis, whose heart was severed by the blade, had collapsed under a large shrub.

It was supposed by many on its discovery to grow like the engraving given—in form resembling a tree or shrub rather than an herb.

Almost any other kind of shrub'd have died long ago, neglected as things have been, but you can't kill a currant bush.

Brutus was getting well, but there would always be a scar on his shoulder, where the sharp-pointed shrub had entered the flesh.

He shook his cramped limbs with as little ceremony as if Kano were a shrub, and then turned, with the evident intention of flight.

“Guayule” is a resinous rubber secured from a two-foot shrub that grows on the arid plains of Texas and Northern Mexico.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shrub, such as: fern, hedge, and plant.

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