fruticose

fruticose

[froo-ti-kohs]
adjective
1.
having the form of a shrub; shrublike.
2.
Botany, Mycology. having branched stalks, as certain lichens. Compare crustose, foliose.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin fruticōsus full of shrubs, bushy, equivalent to frutic- (stem of frutex) shrub + -ōsus -ose1

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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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