suffruticose

[ suh-froo-ti-kohs ]
/ səˈfru tɪˌkoʊs /
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adjective

woody at the base and herbaceous above.

Nearby words

  1. suffragan,
  2. suffrage,
  3. suffragette,
  4. suffragist,
  5. suffrutescent,
  6. suffumigate,
  7. suffuse,
  8. suffusion,
  9. suffusive,
  10. sufi

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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British Dictionary definitions for suffruticose

suffruticose

/ (səˈfruːtɪˌkəʊz) /

adjective

(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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