suffrutescent

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suf·fru·tes·cent

 (sŭf′ro͞o-tĕs′ənt) also suf·fru·ti·cose (sŭf-ro͞o′tĭ-kōs′)
adj.
Having a stem that is woody only at the base; somewhat shrubby.

[New Latin suffrutēscēns, suffrutēscent- : Latin sub-, sub- + New Latin frutēscēns, frutescent (from Latin frutex, shrub).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suffrutescent - of a plant; having a woody base that does not die down each year
woody - made of or containing or resembling wood; "woody plants"; "perennial herbs with woody stems"; "a woody taste"
Translations
sous-frutescent