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therophyte

[theer-uh-fahyt]
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noun Botany.
  1. a plant living only one year or one growing season.

Origin of therophyte

< Greek théro(s) summer + -phyte
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British Dictionary definitions for therophyte

therophyte

noun
  1. a plant that overwinters as a seed

Word Origin

from Greek theros summer + -phyte
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