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Definition of "halophyte" [hal•o•phyte]

  • A plant adapted to living in a saline environment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "halophyte" in a sentence
  • "Different soil compositions and geomorphic factors affect the distribution of wildlife and make room for other vegetative groups such as halophyte plants including Atriplex, Larrea divaricata, L. cuneifolia, Suaeda, and Tricomaria."
  • "Several "halophyte" (salt tolerant) plant species and seaweed species can be processed to yield an impure form of sodium carbonate, and these sources predominated in Europe and elsewhere until the early 19th Century."
  • "The Marabi mangrove forests are halophyte forests distributed along the Ecuadorian Coast and located at the mouths of river systems converging on the Pacific Coast of South America."
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