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A plant adapted to surviving with little water.
xer′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
xer′o·phyt′ism (-fī′tĭz-əm, -fī-tĭz′-) n.
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(Botany) a xerophilous plant, such as a cactus
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a plant adapted for growth under dry conditions.
xe`ro•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
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A plant that grows in an arid habitat; a desert plant. Cacti are xerophytes.
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|Noun||1.||xerophyte - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte|
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
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