xerophyte

noun
xe·​ro·​phyte | \ ˈzir-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce xerophyte (audio) \

Definition of xerophyte

: a plant adapted for life and growth with a limited water supply

Other Words from xerophyte

xerophytic \ ˌzir-​ə-​ˈfi-​tik How to pronounce xerophytic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of xerophyte

1897, in the meaning defined above

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