fruticose

adjective
fru·​ti·​cose | \ ˈfrü-ti-ˌkōs How to pronounce fruticose (audio) \

Definition of fruticose

: having a shrubby often branched thallus that grows perpendicular to the substrate fruticose lichens — compare crustose, foliose

First Known Use of fruticose

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fruticose

Latin fruticosus, from frutic-, frutex shrub

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fruticose

Dictionary Entries near fruticose

frutescent

fruti-

fruticetum

fruticose

fruticulose

frutilla

frwy

Statistics for fruticose

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for fruticose

The first known use of fruticose was in 1882

See more words from the same year

Comments on fruticose

What made you want to look up fruticose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

highly pertinent or appropriate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!