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Definition of "xeric" []

  • Of, characterized by, or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. (adjective)

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 "xeric" in a sentence
  • "She said more "xeric" plant species - ones that use less water - are available but they are deciduous, which means they drop leaves in the summer, or they are cactuses or succulents."
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  • "In this post-apocalyptic diorama, they sleep swallowed in whatever clothes and blankets they own to avoid freezing to death; they cook in tin cans; their women bleed to death giving birth; their children die of diseases the modern world thought eradicated; their men are despondent; weather permitting, they trek over xeric dirt roads and down jarring mountain slopes for countless hours and miles to reach a paved road."
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