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

  • adj. Resembling a shrub, especially in having woody stems and branches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having woody stems and branches; shrubby

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a shrub or shrubs; branching like a shrub; shrubby; shrublike.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. of or relating to or resembling a shrub


Latin frutic┼Źsus, from frutex, frutic-, shrub, bush.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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