suffruticose

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

adjective

woody at the base and herbaceous above.

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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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