xeric

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See also: xèric

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξηρός (xērós, dry) +‎ -ic.

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Adjective[edit]

xeric (comparative more xeric, superlative most xeric)

  1. (of an environment or habitat) very dry, lacking humidity and water
    Synonym: arid
  2. (of an organism) Adapted to live in a very dry habitat
    Synonym: xerophilic

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Etymology[edit]

Deverbal from xericar.

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Noun[edit]

xeric m (plural xerics)

  1. peep (cry of a chick)
  2. (dialectal) shriek, scream
    Synonym: xiscle

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French xérique.

Adjective[edit]

xeric m or n (feminine singular xerică, masculine plural xerici, feminine and neuter plural xerice)

  1. xeric

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