xerophyte

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xero- ‎(dry) +‎ -phyte ‎(plant)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈzɪərəʊfaɪt/

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xerophyte ‎(plural xerophytes)

  1. (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.
  2. A desert plant

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