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subshrub

[suhb-shruhb] /ˈsʌbˌʃrʌb/
noun
1.
a plant consisting of a woody, perennial base with annual, herbaceous shoots.
Origin of subshrub
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; sub- + shrub1
Related forms
subshrubby, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subshrub

subshrub

/ˈsʌbˌʃrʌb/
noun
1.
a small bushy plant that is woody except for the tips of the branches
Derived Forms
subshrubby, adjective
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