Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A plant adapted to surviving with little water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In phytogeography, a plant adapted to live under conditions of small available moisture.

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  • noun botany Any plant suited for life in a habitat where water is scarce, such as in a desert or chaparral. Such plants may be succulent, have small or reduced leaves, or spines.
  • noun A desert plant

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  • noun plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte

Etymologies

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xero- + -phyte

Examples

  • Shrub steppe is also common in this ecoregion comprised of xerophyte shrub and tree species of Spiraea, Caragana, Amygdalus, Lonicera.

    Kazakh steppe

  • The relicts of the xerophyte vegetation of Beringia in the Northeastern Asia.

    Northeast Siberian taiga

  • Another leafless Asclepiad, Periploca aphylla, which extends westwards to Arabia and Nubia and southwards to Sindh, is, like Boucerosia, a typical xerophyte adapted to a very dry soil and atmosphere.

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir

  • The species is said to be hygrophil, according to the Illustrated Guide, in Black River Gorges also a xerophyte (drought-tolerant) subspecies, Labourdonnaisia revoluta can be found.

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  • The species is said to be hygrophil, according to the Illustrated Guide, in Black River Gorges also a xerophyte (drought-tolerant) subspecies, Labourdonnaisia revoluta can be found.

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  • Guide, in Black River Gorges also a xerophyte (drought-tolerant) subspecies, Labourdonnaisia revoluta can be found.

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  • Gorges also a xerophyte (drought-tolerant) subspecies, Labourdonnaisia revoluta can be found.

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  • The species is said to be hygrophil, according to the Illustrated Guide, in Black River Gorges also a xerophyte (drought-tolerant) subspecies, Labourdonnaisia revoluta can be found.

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  • The species is said to be hygrophil, according to the Illustrated Guide, in Black River Gorges also a xerophyte (drought-tolerant) subspecies, Labourdonnaisia revoluta can be found.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • The species is said to be hygrophil, according to the Illustrated Guide, in Black River Gorges also a xerophyte (drought-tolerant) subspecies, Labourdonnaisia revoluta can be found.

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