Scrub bird(Zoöl.), an Australian passerine bird of the family Atrichornithidæ, as Atrichia clamosa; — called also brush bird.Scrub oak(Bot.), the popular name of several dwarfish species of oak. The scrub oak of New England and the Middle States is Quercus ilicifolia, a scraggy shrub; that of the Southern States is a small tree (Q. Catesbæi); that of the Rocky Mountain region is Q. undulata, var. Gambelii.Scrub robin(Zoöl.), an Australian singing bird of the genus Drymodes.

(Scrub), a. Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.

How solitary, how scrub, does this town look!

No little scrub joint shall come on my board.

Scrub game, a game, as of ball, by unpracticed players.Scrub race, a race between scrubs, or between untrained animals or contestants.

(Scrub"bed) a. Dwarfed or stunted; scrubby.

(Scrub"ber) n.

Scrotum to Sculpin

(||Scro"tum) n. [L.] (Anat.) The bag or pouch which contains the testicles; the cod.

(Scrouge) v. t. [Etymol. uncertain.] To crowd; to squeeze. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.]

(Scrow) n. [See Escrow, Scroll.]

1. A scroll. [Obs.] Palsgrave.

2. A clipping from skins; a currier's cuttings.

(Scroyle) n. [Cf. OF. escrouselle a kind of vermin, escrouelles, pl., scrofula, F. écrouelles, fr. (assumed) LL. scrofellae for L. scrofulae. See Scrofula, and cf. Cruels.] A mean fellow; a wretch. [Obs.] Shak.

(Scrub) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scrubbed (skrubd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scrubbing.] [OE. scrobben, probably of Dutch or Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skrubbe, Sw. skrubba, D. schrobben, LG. schrubben.] To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.

(Scrub), v. i. To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.

(Scrub), n.

1. One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow. "A sorry scrub." Bunyan.

We should go there in as proper a manner as possible; nor altogether like the scrubs about us.

2. Something small and mean.

3. A worn-out brush. Ainsworth.

4. A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.

5. (Stock Breeding) One of the common live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc. [U.S.]

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