Origin of fruticose
1660–70; < Latin fruticōsus full of shrubs, bushy, equivalent to frutic- (stem of frutex) shrub + -ōsus -ose1
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Examples from the Web for fruticose
Viburna continue; Salix (fruticose) commences about 5,000 feet, continues here and there to Moflong.
There are several varieties which assume globular, reniform, stalactitic, and fruticose shapes.