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.

Nearby words

  1. frustrative,
  2. frustule,
  3. frustulum,
  4. frustum,
  5. frutescent,
  6. frwy.,
  7. fry,
  8. fry cook,
  9. fry, christopher,
  10. fry, frying

Origin of fruticose

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

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