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The meaning of the word



savvinka
Russian Federation

The meaning of the word
 
Hi, dear colleagues, Have a nice day, all of you!

One of the comparative quizez I found for my sts asks to compare bush, shrub and  tree. The tree is obviously is higher than a sky, but what about the other two. I ´m sorry to say I don ´t know the difference between the two synonyms, never met in literature, never used correctly... Can you help, pls ?

21 Feb 2011      



Pretty3
Saudi Arabia

Bush :
a low plant with many branches that arise from or near the ground.
 
 
 
Shrub
a woody plant smaller than a tree, usually having multiple permanent stems branching from or near the ground.
 
This website is useful :

21 Feb 2011     



savvinka
Russian Federation

Thank you, Pretty for yr quick answer. So, bush is smaller than a shrub! And that ´s it!

21 Feb 2011     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear Savvinka (Olga),

 

Here is some more information.

 

“The Chambers Dictionary”.

 

“BUSH a woody plant between a tree and an undershrub in size; a shrub thick with branches”.

 

“SHRUB a low woody plant smaller than a tree, a bush, especially one with little or no trunk”.

 

“TREE a large plant with a single branched woody trunk”.

 

I hope that this helps you.

 

Pretty3 has given you good definitions.

 

Les

21 Feb 2011     



britishschwa
Cayman Islands

This is a Bush  , LOL LOL
Just kidding!!!

Please, read this article:

21 Feb 2011     



libertybelle
United States

this picture also distorts the board - can ´t you make is smaller?

21 Feb 2011     



almaz
United Kingdom

There ´s no real difference between a bush and a shrub, as far as I ´m concerned. Well, except that we used to have a shrubbery in our garden, but we ´ve never had a bushery.

21 Feb 2011     



britishschwa
Cayman Islands

Agree with you @Almaz!

21 Feb 2011