hemicryptophyte

noun

any perennial plant that bears its overwintering buds at soil level, where they are often partly covered by surface debris

Nearby words

  1. hemichordate,
  2. hemichorea,
  3. hemicolectomy,
  4. hemicrania,
  5. hemicraniosis,
  6. hemicrystalline,
  7. hemicycle,
  8. hemicyclium,
  9. hemidemisemiquaver,
  10. hemidesmosome

Word Origin for hemicryptophyte

C20: hemi- + cryptophyte

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