hydrophyte

noun hy·dro·phyte \ ˈhī-drə-ˌfīt \

Definition of hydrophyte

: a plant that grows either partly or totally submerged in water; also : a plant growing in waterlogged soil

hydrophytic

play \ˌhī-drə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hydrophyte

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