from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, characterized by, or adapted to an extremely dry habitat.
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- adj. Said of an environment or habitat that is extremely dry, lacking humidity and water.
- adj. Said of an organism adapted to live in a very dry habitat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being deficient in moisture
From Ancient Greek ξηρός (ksēros, "dry"). (Wiktionary)