from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An herb having a woody lower stem.
- n. A low shrub; an undershrub.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
Formed by the combination of sub- + shrub after the scientific Latin suffrutex. Compare the earlier undershrub. (Wiktionary)