xerophilous

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

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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“Xerophilous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xerophilous. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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