Frutescent
Frutescent Fru*tes"cent, a. [L. frutex, fruticis, shrub, bush: cf. F. frutescent, L. fruticescens, p. pr.] (Bot.) Somewhat shrubby in character; imperfectly shrubby, as the American species of {Wisteria}. [1913 Webster]

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  • frutescent — FRUTESCÉNT, Ă, frutescenţi, te, adj. (Despre tulpini) Care se întăreşte fără a ajunge însă la totală lignificare. – Din fr. frutescent. Trimis de zaraza joe, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  frutescént adj. m., pl. frutescénţi; f. sg. frutescéntă …   Dicționar Român

  • frutescent — frutescent, ente [ frytesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1811; dér. sav. du lat. frutex « arbrisseau », d apr. arborescent ♦ Bot. Qui a des tiges ligneuses, sans être un arbre. La myrtille, plante frutescente. ● frutescent, frutescente adjectif (latin frutex,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • frutescent — frutescent, ente (fru tè ssan, san t ) adj. Terme de botanique. Qui a le port ou la nature d un arbrisseau.    Sous frutescent, se dit de la tige des sous arbrisseaux. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. frutex, arbrisseau …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • frutescent — [fro͞o tes′ənt] adj. [< L frutex, a shrub < IE base * bhreu , to sprout (> MHG briezen, to bud) + ESCENT] shrubby or becoming shrubby frutescence n …   English World dictionary

  • frutescent — frutescence, n. /frooh tes euhnt/, adj. Bot. tending to be shrublike; shrubby. [1700 10; < L frut(ex) shrub, bush + ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • frutescent — adjective Imperfectly resembling a shrub …   Wiktionary

  • frutescent — fru|tes|cent Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • frutescent — fru·tes·cent …   English syllables

  • frutescent — fru•tes•cent [[t]fruˈtɛs ənt[/t]] adj. bot shrubby or becoming shrubby • Etymology: 1700–10; < L frut(ex) shrub, bush + escent fru•tes′cence, n …   From formal English to slang

  • frutescent — /fruˈtɛsənt/ (say frooh tesuhnt) adjective tending to be shrub like; shrubby. {Latin frut(ex) shrub, bush + escent} –frutescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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