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Definition of "hydrophytic" []

  • Having the character of a hydrophyte: as, a hydrophytic plant; composed of hydrophytes: as, a hydrophytic formation.
  • Presenting conditions favorable to hydrophytes: as, a hydrophytic locality.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "hydrophytic" in a sentence
  • "It is true that sandy uplands have forests of loblolly and slash pine, and that baldcypress is a dominant tree in swamps; but such vegetation represents either xerophytic and hydrophytic forms in excessively dry or wet habitats, or second-growth forest following fire and deforestation."
  • "Many of the shallow depressions or sinks, often called bays, dome swamps, or gum ponds, contain ponds or small lakes surrounded by cypress trees and other hydrophytic vegetation."
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