suffrutescent

suffrutescent

[suhf-roo-tes-uhnt]
adjective
partially or slightly woody; subshrubby.

Origin:
1810–20; < Neo-Latin suffrutēscent- (stem of suffrutēscēns), equivalent to Latin suf- suf- + Neo-Latin frut- (shortened stem of Latin frutex shrub, bush) + Latin -ēscent- -escent

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suffrutescent

adjective
of a plant; having a woody base that does not die down each year 
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