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suffruticose

[suh-froo-ti-kohs] /səˈfru tɪˌkoʊs/
adjective
1.
woody at the base and herbaceous above.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Neo-Latin suffruticōsus, equivalent to Latin suf- suf- + frutic- (stem of frutex shrub, bush) + -ōsus -ose1
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suffruticose

/səˈfruːtɪˌkəʊz/
adjective
1.
(of a plant) having a permanent woody base and herbaceous branches
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin suffruticōsus, from Latin sub- + frutex a shrub
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