hygrophyte

[hahy-gruh-fahyt]

Origin of hygrophyte

First recorded in 1900–05; hygro- + -phyte
Related formshy·gro·phyt·ic [hahy-gruh-fit-ik] /ˌhaɪ grəˈfɪt ɪk/, hy·groph·i·lous [hahy-grof-uh-luh s] /haɪˈgrɒf ə ləs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hygrophilous

hygrophilous

adjective
  1. (of a plant) growing in moist places
Derived Formshygrophile (ˈhaɪɡrəʊˌfaɪl), noun

hygrophyte

noun
  1. any plant that grows in wet or waterlogged soil
Derived Formshygrophytic (ˌhaɪɡrəˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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