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1. Growing or thriving in water.
2. Pollinated by pollen that is carried by water.
Botany. the capacity of a plant to be pollinated through the agency of water. — hydrophilous, adj.See also: Water
an affinity for water, a property of certain materials. — hydrophilic, hydrophilous, adj.See also: -Phile, -Philia, -Phily
ombrophily.See also: Plants