phreatophyte

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noun phre·at·o·phyte \frē-ˈa-tə-ˌfīt\

Definition of phreatophyte

  1. :  a deep-rooted plant that obtains its water from the water table or the layer of soil just above it

phreatophytic

play \frē-ˌa-tə-ˈfi-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of phreatophyte

Greek phreat-, phrear well + English -o- + -phyte


First Known Use: 1920


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