Shrubby Shrub"by, a. [Compar. {Shrubbier}; superl. {Shrubbiest}.] 1. Full of shrubs. [1913 Webster]

2. Of the nature of a shrub; resembling a shrub. ``Shrubby browse.'' --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

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