lithophyte

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

litho- + -phyte

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lithophyte was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Lithophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithophyte. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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