Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A low-growing perennial plant whose dormant overwintering buds are borne at or just above the surface of the ground.

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  • n. Any low perennial plant whose buds overwinter just above soil level

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a perennial plant that sets its dormant vegetative buds just at or above the surface of the ground.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek khamai, on the ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + -phyte.

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