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- adj. Having a woody base, but shrubby higher up
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Woody in the lower part of the stem, but with the yearly branches herbaceous, as sage, thyme, hyssop, and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having the character of a suffrutex; small with woody stems, or having the stems woody at the base and herbaceous above; somewhat shrubby: noting a plant or a stem.
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