Definitions

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  • adj. Like, or pertaining to, a small shrub.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like, or pertaining to, a small shrub.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growing like or resembling a small shrub.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or resembling a shrub

Etymologies

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Diminutive from Latin fruticosus bushy: compare French fruticuleux.

Examples

  • Like all fruticulose labiates which have a hard compact tissue and contain much oily matter, the lavender absorbs less moisture than herbs which are soft and spongy, and, as it always prefers a dry calcareous, even stony, soil, the northern cultivators find that by selecting such localities the tissues of the plant take up so little water that the frost does not injure them.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891

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