- a plant having dormant vegetative buds at, or slightly above, ground level.
Origin of chamaephyte
1910–15; < Greek chamaí on the ground + -phyte
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- 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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