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fruticose

[ froo-ti-kohs ]
/ ˈfru tɪˌkoʊs /
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adjective

having the form of a shrub; shrublike.
Botany, Mycology. having branched stalks, as certain lichens.Compare crustose, foliose.

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Origin of fruticose

1660–70; <Latin fruticōsus full of shrubs, bushy, equivalent to frutic- (stem of frutex) shrub + -ōsus-ose1

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