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frutescent

[froo-tes-uh nt] /fruˈtɛs ənt/
adjective, Botany
1.
tending to be shrublike; shrubby.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin frut(ex) shrub, bush + -escent
Related forms
frutescence, noun
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frutescent

/fruːˈtɛsənt/
adjective
1.
having the appearance or habit of a shrub; shrubby
Derived Forms
frutescence, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin frutex shrub, bush
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