Dictionary.com

phanerophyte

/ (ˈfænərəˌfaɪt, fəˈnɛrə-) /
Save This Word!

noun
a tree or shrub that bears its perennating buds more than 25 cm above the level of the soil
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Word Origin for phanerophyte

C20: from Greek phanero- visible + -phyte
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK