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Webster 1913 Edition


Xerophilous

Xe-roph′i-lous

,
Adj.
[Gr.
ξηρόσ
dry + [GREEK] to love.]
(Bot.)
Drought-loving; able withstand the absence or lack of moisture.
Plants which are peculiarly adapted to dry climates are termed by
De Candolle
xerophilous
.
Goodale.

Definition 2021


xerophilous

xerophilous

English

Adjective

xerophilous (comparative more xerophilous, superlative most xerophilous)

  1. Being able to thrive in dry weather.
    The cactus is very xerophilous.