Definition of subshrubby in English:

subshrubby

adjective

Botany

See subshrub

  • ‘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.’
  • ‘These subshrubby, evergreen plants, which produce their flowers in the winter, are found wild in Mexico and Central America.’