geophilous

[jee-of-uh-luh s]
|

adjective

Zoology. terrestrial, as certain snails.
Botany. fruiting underground.

Origin of geophilous

1850–55; < New Latin Geophilus genus name; see geo-, -phile, -ous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for geophilous

Historical Examples of geophilous