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xerophyte

xer·o·phyte

xerophyte

pronunciation:
zi r faIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a plant that can grow in a very dry or desert environment, and that often has fleshy parts and hairs or thorns, such as an agave or cactus.
derivations: xerophytic (adj.), xerophytically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word xerophyte contains the following parts:
phyt, phyto, -phyte Greek root that means plant; plant growth
xer, xero, xeri Greek root that means dry