frutescence

frutescent

[froo-tes-uhnt]
adjective Botany.
tending to be shrublike; shrubby.

Origin:
1700–10; < Latin frut(ex) shrub, bush + -escent

frutescence, noun
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frutescent or fruticose (fruːˈtɛsənt, ˈfruːtɪˌkəʊs, -ˌkəʊz)
 
adj
having the appearance or habit of a shrub; shrubby
 
[C18: from Latin frutex shrub, bush]
 
fruticose or fruticose
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin frutex shrub, bush]
 
fru'tescence or fruticose
 
n

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