mesic

1 of 2

adjective (1)

me·​sic ˈme-zik How to pronounce mesic (audio) ˈmē- How to pronounce mesic (audio)
-sik
: characterized by, relating to, or requiring a moderate amount of moisture
a mesic habitat
a mesic plant
compare hydric, xeric

mesic

2 of 2

adjective (2)

: of or relating to a meson

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

mes- + -ic

Adjective (2)

meson + -ic

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1926, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mesic was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Mesic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesic. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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