phanerophyte

noun phan·er·o·phyte \ ˈfa-nə-rə-ˌfīt , fə-ˈner-ə- \

Definition of phanerophyte

:a perennial plant that bears its perennating buds well above the surface of the ground

Origin and Etymology of phanerophyte

Greek phaneros + International Scientific Vocabulary -phyte


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up phanerophyte? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to suppress quietly or indirectly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!