ETYM Australia and South Africa.
1. Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes; SYN. chaparral, bush.
2. The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water; SYN. scrubbing, scouring.
ETYM Old Eng. wrecche, AS. wrecca, wraecca, an exile, a wretch, from wrecan to drive out, punish; properly, an exile, one driven out, akin to AS. wraec an exile, OS. wrekkio a stranger, Old High Germ. reccheo an exile. Related to Wreak.
(Irregular plural: wretches).
Performs some wicked deed.