from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a stem that is woody only at the base; somewhat shrubby.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Slightly woody or shrubby at the base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Slightly woody at the base.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, only slightly or obscurely woody; a little woody at the base.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a plant; having a woody base that does not die down each year
New Latin suffrutēscēns, suffrutēscent- : Latin sub-, sub- + New Latin frutēscēns, frutescent (from Latin frutex, shrub).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From frutescent. (Wiktionary)