hy·​groph·​i·​lous hī-ˈgrä-fə-ləs How to pronounce hygrophilous (audio)
: living or growing in moist places

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hygrophilous was in 1863

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“Hygrophilous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hygrophilous. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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