a woody plant. generally smaller than a tree. typically with multi pi stems branching from or near the ground.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
shrub (noun)
a low usually several-stemmed woody plant
shrub (noun)
1.
an aged blend of fruit juice, sugar, and spirits served chilled and diluted with water
2.
a beverage made by adding acidulated fruit juice to iced water
shrub (Wikipedia)
A broom shrub in flower

A shrub or bush is a small- to medium-sized perennial woody plant. Unlike herbaceous plants, shrubs have persistent woody stems above the ground. They are distinguished from trees by their multiple stems and shorter height, less than 6 m-10 m (20 ft–33 ft) tall. Small shrubs, less than 2 m (6.6 ft) tall are sometimes termed subshrubs.

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