suffruticose

suffruticose

[suh-froo-ti-kohs]
adjective
woody at the base and herbaceous above.

Origin:
1785–95; < Neo-Latin suffruticōsus, equivalent to Latin suf- suf- + frutic- (stem of frutex shrub, bush) + -ōsus -ose1

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suffruticose (səˈfruːtɪˌkəʊz)
 
adj
(of a plant) having a permanent woody base and herbaceous branches
 
[C18: from New Latin suffruticōsus, from Latin sub- + frutex a shrub]

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