chamaephyte

[ kam-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈkæm əˌfaɪt /

noun Botany.

a plant having dormant vegetative buds at, or slightly above, ground level.

Nearby words

  1. chalybite,
  2. cham,
  3. chamade,
  4. chamaedorea,
  5. chamaeleon,
  6. chamber,
  7. chamber concert,
  8. chamber counsel,
  9. chamber mug,
  10. chamber music

Origin of chamaephyte

1910–15; < Greek chamaí on the ground + -phyte

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British Dictionary definitions for chamaephyte

chamaephyte

/ (ˈkæməˌfaɪt) /

noun

a plant whose buds are close to the ground

Word Origin for chamaephyte

C20: from Greek khamai on the ground + -phyte

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