lithophyte

noun
lith·​o·​phyte | \ ˈli-thə-ˌfīt How to pronounce lithophyte (audio) \

Definition of lithophyte

: a plant that grows on rock

Other Words from lithophyte

lithophytic \ ˌli-​thə-​ˈfi-​tik How to pronounce lithophytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of lithophyte

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lithophyte

litho- + -phyte

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“Lithophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithophyte. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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