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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Origin and Etymology of suffrutescent

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


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