subshrub
noun Date: 1851 a perennial plant having woody stems except for the terminal part of the new growth which is killed back annually; also a low shrub

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • subshrub — [sub′shrub΄] n. a partly shrubby plant that has woody stems growing new shoots annually at the tips …   English World dictionary

  • Subshrub — Lavandula stoechas Linnaea …   Wikipedia

  • subshrub — /ˈsʌbʃrʌb/ (say subshrub) noun a small bushy plant with woody lower stems; undershrub. {sub + shrub1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • subshrub — subshrubby, adj. /sub shrub /, n. a plant consisting of a woody, perennial base with annual, herbaceous shoots. [1850 55; SUB + SHRUB] * * * …   Universalium

  • subshrub — noun A low growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base. Syn: suffrutex …   Wiktionary

  • subshrub — noun Botany a dwarf shrub, especially one that is woody only at the base …   English new terms dictionary

  • subshrub — sub·shrub …   English syllables

  • subshrub — sub•shrub [[t]ˈsʌbˌʃrʌb[/t]] n. bot a plant consisting of a woody, perennial base with annual, herbaceous shoots • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • subshrub — n. a low growing or small shrub …   Useful english dictionary

  • matilija poppy — noun tall branching subshrub of California and Mexico often cultivated for its silvery blue foliage and large fragrant white flowers • Syn: ↑California tree poppy, ↑Romneya coulteri • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Member Holonyms: ↑Romneya …   Useful english dictionary

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