subshrub

noun
sub·​shrub | \ ˈsəb-ˌshrəb How to pronounce subshrub (audio) , especially Southern -ˌsrəb \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Subshrub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subshrub. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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