geophilous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

geo- +‎ -philous

Adjective[edit]

geophilous (not comparable)

  1. Loving the ground: specifically applied to sundry animals, especially the Geophila or land-snails.
  2. (botany) Terrestrial; growing or rooting in the ground.
  3. (phytogeography) growing on the ground or on decaying vegetable matter: applied by Pound and Clements to a class of fungi.
  4. Fruiting underground.

References[edit]

geophilous in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.