[ UK /skɹˈʌbi/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹəbi/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹəbi/ ]
inferior in size or quality
old stunted thorn trees
scrubby cut-over pine
sparsely covered with stunted trees or vegetation and underbrush
open scrubby woods
How To Use scrubby In A Sentence
- Last week I saw burnet roses in the dunes of Northumberland: low scrubby sticks scythed by North Sea winds blooming with constellations of white flowers. Country diary: Wenlock Edge
- We decided against that peninsula because we are not fond of the excessive heat and humidity thereabouts and we also found the peninsula to be a bit of a scrubby and unscenic flat and undistinguished land except perhaps in the southern part approaching other parts of Southern Mexico and along certain coastal corridors. Retiring in Yucatan
- From over scrubby cheekbones eyes looked into Winston's, sometimes with strange intensity, and flashed away again.
- Scrubby flatwoods are commonly adjacent to or intermixed and integrated with rosemary scrub.
- I then changed to the north-west again, through a scrubby country — mulga, acacia, hakea, salt bush, and numerous others, with a plentiful supply of grass. The Journals of John McDouall Stuart
- For a few fleeting moments Milly recalled the spindly horse and the scrubby boy of the delivery wagon, but for only a few moments. One Woman's Life
- The film is grainy and rich, you can almost feel the old dusty wood, the waterfalls, the rocky buttes and scrubby plains leap out of the screen.
- We all had bikes, cursed the buses, and haunted the Blue store on the corner, Joe's Cut price and Scrubby Creek with it's collection of shopping trollies., otherwise known as FAM - I lived it for many years and I still keep in touch with members of BFAM. SF0
- He's the one with the bush hat, check shirt, scrubby moleskins and a perpetual cigarette pasted to his lips.
- Juniper, pinion, greasewood, Mormon tea, and scrubby brush grow sparingly on the rocky terrain.