frutex

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin frutex

Noun[edit]

frutex (plural frutexes or frutices)

  1. (botany) A plant with a woody, durable stem, but less than a tree; a shrub.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for frutex in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin;[1] proposed derivations include:

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frutex m (genitive fruticis); third declension

  1. shrub, bush
  2. trunk (of a tree)
  3. (informal) blockhead

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative frutex fruticēs
Genitive fruticis fruticum
Dative fruticī fruticibus
Accusative fruticem fruticēs
Ablative frutice fruticibus
Vocative frutex fruticēs

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “frutex”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 1, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 554