Definition of subshrub in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌSHrəb/


A dwarf shrub, especially one that is woody only at the base.
Example sentences
  • All are tropical or subtropical shrubs or subshrubs (a somewhat woody plant sometimes grown and used as a shrub or perennial).
  • The plants of this subgenus are shrubs, subshrubs, perennial or annual herbs, and have a worldwide distribution.
  • Three are narrowly endemic to the Lake Wales Ridge (Liatris ohlingerae, Polygonella myriophylla, and Prunus geniculata), nine are herbs, two are shrubs and one is a woody prostrate subshrub.



Example sentences
  • The species in this section are subshrubby with the stems being woody or succulent at the base.
  • Within typical groups of the shrubby and subshrubby stratum, representatives of families of eudicots are common.
  • This form is a mat-former with somewhat broader leaves than the somewhat subshrubby expression with rather linear leaves found at lower elevations from east-central Washington to east-central Oregon.

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Syllabification: sub·shrub

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