subshrub

[ suhb-shruhb ]
/ ˈsʌbˌʃrʌb /

noun

a plant consisting of a woody, perennial base with annual, herbaceous shoots.

Origin of subshrub

First recorded in 1850–55; sub- + shrub1
Related formssub·shrub·by, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subshrub

subshrub

/ (ˈsʌbˌʃrʌb) /

noun

a small bushy plant that is woody except for the tips of the branches
Derived Formssubshrubby, adjective
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