[ froo-tes-uhnt ]
/ fruˈtɛs ənt /
tending to be shrublike; shrubby.
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Origin of frutescent
1700–10; <Latin frut(ex) shrub, bush + -escent
OTHER WORDS FROM frutescentfru·tes·cence, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for frutescent
A great variety prevails there of herbaceous or frutescent plants.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
Frutescent, somewhat shrubby; becoming a shrub (Frutex), 39.
Suffruticose or Frutescent, when low stems are decidedly woody below, but herbaceous above.
British Dictionary definitions for frutescent
fruticose (ˈfruːtɪˌkəʊs, -ˌkəʊz)
/ (fruːˈtɛsənt) /
having the appearance or habit of a shrub; shrubby
Derived forms of frutescentfrutescence, noun
Word Origin for frutescent
C18: from Latin frutex shrub, bush
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