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Relating to, resembling, or assuming the form of a shrub; shrubby.

[Latin frutex, shrub, bush + -escent.]

fru·tes′cence n.
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(fruːˈtɛsənt) or


(Botany) having the appearance or habit of a shrub; shrubby
[C18: from Latin frutex shrub, bush]
fruˈtescence n
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(fruˈtɛs ənt)

shrubby or becoming shrubby.
[1700–10; < Latin frut(ex) shrub, bush + -escent]
fru•tes′cence, n.
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