suffrutescent

adjective
suf·​fru·​tes·​cent | \ ¦səˌfrü¦tesᵊnt \

Definition of suffrutescent

of a plant or stem
: having a base that is somewhat woody and does not die down each year

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History and Etymology for suffrutescent

New Latin suffrutescent-, suffrutescens, from Latin sub- + New Latin frutescent-, frutescens frutescent, from Latin frutex shrub + -escent-, -escens -escent

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“Suffrutescent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suffrutescent. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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