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- n. A subshrub.
from The 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.
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- 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.