adjective suf·fru·ti·cose \(¦)sə¦frütəˌkōs\
variants: less commonly



Definition of suffruticose

  1. :  woody and perennial at the base but remaining herbaceous above a low suffruticose perennial

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Origin and Etymology of suffruticose

New Latin suffruticosus, from Latin sub- + fruticosus fruticose

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to cast off or become cast off

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