suffrutescent

[ suhf-roo-tes-uh nt ]
/ ˌsʌf rʊˈtɛs ənt /

adjective

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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