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- n. Any plant that grows wholly in water, either rooted to the bottom, or floating freely
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In phytogeography, same as hydrophyte: apparently first used by Wiesner (1889), in the form hygrophyta, by him opposed to hydrophyta.
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- n. a plant that grows in a moist habitat
hygro- + -phyte (Wiktionary)
The large thallus of _Conocephalus_ covers stones by the waterside, while _Dumortiera_ is a hygrophyte confined to damp and shady situations.