phreatophyte


phre·at·o·phyte

noun \frē-ˈa-tə-ˌfīt\

Definition of PHREATOPHYTE

:  a deep-rooted plant that obtains its water from the water table or the layer of soil just above it
phre·at·o·phyt·ic \-ˌa-tə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin of PHREATOPHYTE

Greek phreat-, phrear well + English -o- + -phyte
First Known Use: 1920

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