Shrub vs Rondeletia - What's the difference?

shrub | rondeletia |


As nouns the difference between shrub and rondeletia

is that shrub is a woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base or shrub can be a liquor composed of vegetable acid, fruit juice (especially lemon), sugar, sometimes vinegar, and a small amount of spirit as a preservative modern shrub is usually non-alcoholic, but in earlier times it was often mixed with a substantial amount of spirit such as brandy or rum, thus making it a liqueur while rondeletia is any of the genus (taxlink) of tropical rubiaceous shrubs.

As a verb shrub

is (obsolete) to lop; to prune.

shrub

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ; akin to Norwegian skrubba the dwarf cornel tree

Noun

(en noun)
  • A woody plant smaller than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same base.
  • Synonyms
    * bush (plant)
    Derived terms
    * semishrubby * shrubbery * shrubby * subshrub * undershrub

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To lop; to prune.
  • (Kenya) To mispronounce a word by replacing its consonant sound(s) with another or others of a similar place of articulation.
  • For example , ? sr?b)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , akin to sirup, sherbet

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A liquor composed of vegetable acid, fruit juice (especially lemon), sugar, sometimes vinegar, and a small amount of spirit as a preservative. Modern shrub is usually non-alcoholic, but in earlier times it was often mixed with a substantial amount of spirit such as brandy or rum, thus making it a liqueur.
  • Anagrams

    * brush

    rondeletia

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of the genus (taxlink) of tropical rubiaceous shrubs.
  • (Webster 1913)