Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, an undershrub, or very small shrub; a low plant with decidedly woody stems, as the trailing arbutus, American wintergreen, etc.
- n. A plant with a permanent woody base, but with a herbaceous annual growth above, as the garden-sage, thyme, etc.
- n. A subshrub.
- n. low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
- From the scientific Latin suffrutex. Cognate with the Italian suffrutice and the Spanish sufrútice. (Wiktionary)
“The sward consists of small grasses, Juncus niveus, Gnaphalium, Hypericum of Mollong, suffrutex incertus.”
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