geophyte

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Etymology[edit]

geo- (earth) +‎ -phyte (plant)

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Noun[edit]

geophyte (plural geophytes)

  1. (botany) A perennial plant, for example the potato or daffodil, which in spring propagates from an underground organ such as a bulb, tuber, corm or rhizome.

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