Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a lichen whose thallus is branched and shrubby.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to shrubs; shrubby: as, a fruticose stem.
  • In lichenology, having the thallus attached only by a narrow base, from which, it ascends in a branching, shrub-like form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Pertaining to a shrub or shrubs; branching like a shrub; shrubby; shrublike.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a plant Having woody stems and branches; shrubby

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a shrub

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin fruticōsus, from frutex, frutic-, shrub, bush.]

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