subshrub

noun sub·shrub \ ˈsəb-ˌshrəb , especially Southern -ˌsrəb \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of subshrub

: a perennial plant having woody stems except for the terminal part of the new growth which is killed back annually; also : a low shrub

First Known Use of subshrub

1825

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