xerophilous

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

Definition of xerophilous

: thriving in or tolerant or characteristic of a xeric environment

First Known Use of xerophilous

1863

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