Suffruticose
Suffruticose Suf*fru"ti*cose`, a. [Pref. suf- + fruticose.] (Bot.) Woody in the lower part of the stem, but with the yearly branches herbaceous, as sage, thyme, hyssop, and the like. [1913 Webster]

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  • suffruticose — [suf΄roo tes′əntsə fro͞ot′i kōs΄] adj. [ModL suffruticosus < L sub (see SUB ) + fruticosus,FRUTICOSE] Bot. having a woody base that persists but branches that die after flowering: also suffrutescent [suf΄roo tes′ənt] …   English World dictionary

  • suffruticose — /seuh frooh ti kohs /, adj. woody at the base and herbaceous above. [1785 95; < NL suffruticosus, equiv. to L suf SUF + frutic (s. of frutex shrub, bush) + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • suffruticose — adjective Having a woody base, but shrubby higher up …   Wiktionary

  • suffruticose — suf·fru·ti·cose …   English syllables

  • suffruticose — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amphispiza Belli — Sage Sage, n. [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See {Safe}.] (Bot.) (a) A suffruticose labiate plant ({Salvia officinalis}) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Centrocercus urophasianus — Sage Sage, n. [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See {Safe}.] (Bot.) (a) A suffruticose labiate plant ({Salvia officinalis}) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock of the plains — Sage Sage, n. [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See {Safe}.] (Bot.) (a) A suffruticose labiate plant ({Salvia officinalis}) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus artemisia — Sage Sage, n. [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See {Safe}.] (Bot.) (a) A suffruticose labiate plant ({Salvia officinalis}) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepus Nuttalli — Sage Sage, n. [OE. sauge, F. sauge, L. salvia, from salvus saved, in allusion to its reputed healing virtues. See {Safe}.] (Bot.) (a) A suffruticose labiate plant ({Salvia officinalis}) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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