xyrophilic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

xyro- ‎(razor-like) +‎ -philic

Adjective[edit]

xyrophilic ‎(not comparable)

  1. (botany, rare) Having sharp, razor-like leaves.
    • 1985, Reid Badger and Lawrence A. Clayton [eds.], Alabama and the Borderlands: From Prehistory to Statehood (University of Alabama Press; ISBN 0817302085, 9780817302085), page 22
      In Mexico and the American Southwest, lush well-watered plains were slowly replaced by arid lands with a xyrophilic plant cover.²⁶