halophyte

noun
hal·​o·​phyte | \ ˈha-lə-ˌfīt How to pronounce halophyte (audio) \

Definition of halophyte

: a plant (such as saltbush or sea lavender) that grows in salty soil and usually has a physiological resemblance to a true xerophyte

Other Words from halophyte

halophytic \ ˌha-​lə-​ˈfi-​tik How to pronounce halophytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of halophyte

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of halophyte was circa 1886

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