halophyte


hal·o·phyte

noun \ˈha-lə-ˌfīt\

Definition of HALOPHYTE

:  a plant (as saltbush or sea lavender) that grows in salty soil and usually has a physiological resemblance to a true xerophyte
hal·o·phyt·ic \ˌha-lə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin of HALOPHYTE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1886

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