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

Word History


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

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“Suffrutescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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