Definition of Fruticose

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or resembling a shrub.

Exact synonyms: Fruticulose, Shrubby
Partainyms: Shrub
Derivative terms: Shrub



Definition of Fruticose

1. a. Pertaining to a shrub or shrubs; branching like a shrub; shrubby; shrublike; as, a fruticose stem.

Definition of Fruticose

1. Adjective. (context: of a plant) Having woody stems and branches; shrubby ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fruticose

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Fruticose

1. Shrub-like. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fruticose

frustratory
frustrum
frusts
frustule
frustules
frustum
frustums
frutage
frutages
frutefull
frutescent
frutex
frutexes
fruticant
frutices
fruticose (current term)
fruticous
fruticulose
frutified
frutifies
frutify
frwy.
fry
fry-up
fry bread
fry breads
fry cook
fry up
fryable
frybread

Literary usage of Fruticose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The fruticose Lichens are distinguished as a third group in which the thallus rises ... In crustaceous, foliaceous, and fruticose lichens, the algal cells ..."

2. Hand-book of Indian Flora: Being a Guide to All the Flowering Plants by Herber Drury (1866)
"fruticose, very softly tomentose, hoary : leaves ovate, obtuse at the base: peduncles ... fruticose : bracteoles sterile outside the branches, twin, ..."

3. An Historical, Political and Statistical Account of Mauritius and Its by Charles Pridham (1849)
"... fruticose, leaves tomentose below, there is another variety, resembling the preceding by its port and the position of the flowers, ..."

4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1903)
"These old tali, for reasons stated elsewhere in this paper, support lichen societies composed for the most part of foliose lichens or fruticose forms, ..."

5. Manual of Botany for North America: Containing Generic and Specific by Amos Eaton (1836)
"small: becoming fruticose: leaves cordate-3-lobed, sharply dentate, glabrous, nerves and petioles recurve-aculeate: slip* aculeate: ..."

6. Text-book of Botany: Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1875)
"In Cladonia and Stereocaulon we have not so much a transition from the foliaceous to the fruticose thallus as a combination of the two, a foliaceous ..."

7. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"These different zones are most plainly seen in the fruticose Lichens, ... One of the commonest species of fruticose Lichens belonging to this group is Usnea ..."

8. Essentials of College Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey, Ernst Athearn Bessey (1914)
"Gelatinous to crusta- ceous, scaly foliose to fruticose, with Nostoc hosts. ... Foliose to fruticose, with ..."

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