[ suh-froo-ti-kohs ]
/ səˈfru tɪˌkoʊs /
woody at the base and herbaceous above.
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Example sentences from the Web for suffruticose
Suffruticose or Frutescent, when low stems are decidedly woody below, but herbaceous above.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
A species of one of the suffruticose Acanthaccæ (Strobilanthes), which grows, abundantly in the mountain ranges of Ceylon.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
British Dictionary definitions for suffruticose
/ (səˈfruːtɪˌkəʊz) /
(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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