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suffrutescent

[suhf-roo-tes-uh nt]
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  1. partially or slightly woody; subshrubby.

Origin of suffrutescent

1810–20; < New Latin suffrutēscent- (stem of suffrutēscēns), equivalent to Latin suf- suf- + New Latin frut- (shortened stem of Latin frutex shrub, bush) + Latin -ēscent- -escent
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Examples from the Web for suffrutescent

Historical Examples

  • Suffrutescent, slightly woody below, there surviving from year to year.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Suffrutescent, slightly shrubby or woody at the base only, 39.


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