[ er-uh-mof-uh-luh s ]
/ ˌɛr əˈmɒf ə ləs /

adjective Ecology.

requiring a desert habitat.


Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of eremophilous

< New Latin eremo- (see eremophyte) + -philous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020