Fruticose Fru"ti*cose`, a. [L. fruticosus, from frutex, fruticis, shrub] (Bot.) Pertaining to a shrub or shrubs; branching like a shrub; shrubby; shrublike; as, a fruticose stem. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • fruticose — [fro͞ot′i kōs΄] adj. [L fruticosus < frutex: see FRUTESCENT] of or like a shrub; shrubby …   English World dictionary

  • fruticose — adjective Etymology: Latin fruticosus, from frutic , frutex shrub Date: 1882 having a shrubby often branched thallus that grows perpendicular to the substrate < fruticose lichens > compare crustose, foliose …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fruticose — /frooh ti kohs /, adj. 1. having the form of a shrub; shrublike. 2. having branched stalks, as certain lichens. Cf. crustose, foliose. [1660 70; < L fruticosus full of shrubs, bushy, equiv. to frutic (s. of frutex) shrub + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fruticose — adjective Having woody stems and branches; shrubby …   Wiktionary

  • fruticose — [ fru:tɪkəʊz, s] adjective Botany (of a lichen) having upright or pendulous branches. Origin C17: from L. fruticosus, from frutex, frutic bush, shrub …   English new terms dictionary

  • fruticose — fru·ti·cose …   English syllables

  • fruticose — fru•ti•cose [[t]ˈfru tɪˌkoʊs[/t]] adj. mcr having shrublike branchings, as certain lichens • Etymology: 1660–70; < L fruticōsus full of shrubs, bushy …   From formal English to slang

  • fruticose — /ˈfrutəkoʊs/ (say froohtuhkohs) adjective having the form of a shrub; shrub like. {Latin fruticōsus bushy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fruticose — adj. Bot. resembling a shrub. Etymology: L fruticosus (as FRUTEX) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lichen — For other uses, see Lichen (disambiguation). Lichenes from Ernst Haeckel s Artforms of Nature, 1904 …   Wikipedia

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