Definition of "xerophytic" []

  • A xerophilous plant, such as a cactus (noun)
  • Of, pertaining to, or being a xerophyte. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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Use "xerophytic" in a sentence
  • "The principal species are xerophytic and include the cactus species Bursera graveolens, Croton scouleri, Brachycereus nesioticus, Jasminocereus thouarsii (R) and Opuntia echios ssp."
  • "The answer is to choose ones thathave xerophytic modifications, which means they hang on to water for as long as possible."
  • "Principle communities include tussock grasslands of Stipa spp. and xerophytic cushion grasses of Poa spp. interspersed with bushes of Schinus magellanicus and Condalia microphilia, among other species."
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