lith·​o·​phyte ˈli-thə-ˌfīt How to pronounce lithophyte (audio)
: a plant that grows on rock
lithophytic adjective

Word History


litho- + -phyte

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lithophyte was in 1895

Dictionary Entries Near lithophyte

Cite this Entry

“Lithophyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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