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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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scrubbyscrub‧by /ˈskrʌbi/ adjective  1 HBPscrubby land is covered by low bushes2 UNTIDYscrubby trees and bushes are small and do not look very healthy
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scrubbyDiving into woods with old limestone spoil heaps and scrubby clearings is like discovering a stash of lost gems.The wide belt of dune-land with its hummocks and scrubby grass growing out of the sand was deserted at that hour.The valley was scrubby here: elephant grass, occasional tall trees, and dry rice paddies.scrubby terrainA tiny yard full of scrubby tufts of grass trying to look green, and some one's garage wall at the end.
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