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Definition of "xerophytes" []

  • A xerophilous plant, such as a cactus (noun)
  • Plural form of xerophyte. (noun)

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Use "xerophytes" in a sentence
  • "Open scattered vegetation includes xerophytes, cryptograms and deep-rooted trees in rock fissures where they are protected from fire."
  • "Sites of importance for plant conservation include the Monts de Cristal of Gabon, a Pleistocene refuge for xerophytes and orophytes and one of two distinct Centers of Plant Diversity in this ecoregion."
  • "As the new land emerged, littoral flora gave rise to number of different types of xerophytes."