chamaephyte

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noun cham·ae·phyte \ˈka-mi-ˌfīt\

Definition of chamaephyte

  1. :  a perennial plant that bears its perennating buds just above the surface of the soil

Origin and Etymology of chamaephyte

Greek chamai on the ground + English -phyte — more at humble


First Known Use: 1913


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