xe·​roph·​i·​lous zə-ˈrä-fə-ləs How to pronounce xerophilous (audio)
variants or xerophile
: thriving in or tolerant or characteristic of a xeric environment

Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of xerophilous was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Xerophilous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xerophilous. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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