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- n. Any plant which thrives in sandy conditions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In phytogeography, a plant adapted to grow and habitually growing in sand, as on the seashore, on dunes, etc.
Ancient Greek ψάμμος (psammos, "sand") + -phyte. (Wiktionary)