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fruticose

[froo-ti-kohs] /ˈfru tɪˌkoʊs/
adjective
1.
having the form of a shrub; shrublike.
2.
Botany, Mycology. having branched stalks, as certain lichens.
Compare crustose, foliose.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin fruticōsus full of shrubs, bushy, equivalent to frutic- (stem of frutex) shrub + -ōsus -ose1
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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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