sciophilous

adjective
sci·​oph·​i·​lous | \ (ˈ)sī¦äfələs \
variants: or sciaphilous \ -​¦af-​ \

Definition of sciophilous

of a plant
: thriving in shade

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First Known Use of sciophilous

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sciophilous

sci- + -philous

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“Sciophilous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciophilous. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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