psammophyte

[ sam-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈsæm əˌfaɪt /

noun

a plant that grows in sand or sandy soil.

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Origin of psammophyte

1900–05; <Greek psammo- (combining form of psámmos sand) + -phyte

OTHER WORDS FROM psammophyte

psam·mo·phyt·ic [saem-uh-fit-ik], /ˌsæɛm əˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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