Definition of phreatophyte
: a deep-rooted plant that obtains its water from the water table or the layer of soil just above it
phreatophyticplay \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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