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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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  • a characteristic of sage

    December 3, 2010