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halophyte

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noun hal·o·phyte \ˈha-lə-ˌfīt\

Definition of halophyte

  1. :  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 play \ˌha-lə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective


Origin of halophyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1886


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