Shrub vs Storax - What's the difference?

shrub | storax |


As nouns the difference between shrub and storax

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 storax is any member of the genus styrax of trees and 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

    storax

    English

    (wikipedia storax) (Styrax) (Liquidambar orientalis)

    Noun

    (es)
  • Any member of the genus Styrax of trees and shrubs.
  • The resin of the oriental sweetgum tree (Liquidambar orientalis ).