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- adj. Being a sclerophyll, a hard leaved plant adapted to arid climate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In phytogeography, having coriaceous leaves: said of vegetation; favorable to vegetation with such leaves: said of conditions. Sclerophyllous plants are found in all xerophytic formations, but are commonest in mild temperate regions with wet winters and dry summers. See garrigue and maqui.
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