sub·​shrub ˈsəb-ˌshrəb How to pronounce subshrub (audio)
 especially Southern  -ˌsrəb
: a perennial plant having woody stems except for the terminal part of the new growth which is killed back annually
also : a low shrub

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subshrub was in 1825

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“Subshrub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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