xerophilous

adjective
xe·​roph·​i·​lous | \zə-ˈrä-fə-ləs \
variants: or xerophile \ˈzir-​ə-​ˌfī(-​ə)l \

Definition of xerophilous 

: thriving in or tolerant or characteristic of a xeric environment

First Known Use of xerophilous

1863, in the meaning defined above

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