suffruticose

[suh-froo-ti-kohs]

Origin of suffruticose

1785–95; < New Latin suffruticōsus, equivalent to Latin suf- suf- + frutic- (stem of frutex shrub, bush) + -ōsus -ose1
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suffruticose

adjective
  1. (of a plant) having a permanent woody base and herbaceous branches

Word Origin for suffruticose

C18: from New Latin suffruticōsus, from Latin sub- + frutex a shrub
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