Definition of shrubby in US English:



  • See shrub

    • ‘One of the best of these sparsely vegetated, shrubby habitats is found on the western slopes of BlackJack Mountain.’
    • ‘Another excellent performer is Sorbus kewensis, a slow-growing, shrubby tree with great clusters of luscious fruits.’
    • ‘In association with recent regional warming, moist tundra has become more shrubby, and trees are increasing in density and expanding into tundra near the arctic treeline.’
    • ‘Bushtits inhabit mixed coniferous and deciduous areas with shrubby growth.’
    • ‘Golden-winged Warbler territories usually included a shrubby field with patches of herbs and shrubs, a field-forest ecotone and adjacent forest.’