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Sense: 1
Date: 1300-1400
Origin: shrub
Sense: 2
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: SCRUB1

scrub

2 noun
     
Related topics: Cleaning, Plants
scrub2
1 [uncountable]HBP low bushes and trees that grow in very dry soil
2 [singular] especially British EnglishDHC if you give something a scrub, you clean it by rubbing it hard:
I gave the floor a good scrub.

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