sclerophyll

[skleer-uh-fil]Botany
noun
  1. a plant exhibiting sclerophylly.

Origin of sclerophyll

First recorded in 1910–15; sclero- + -phyll
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British Dictionary definitions for sclerophyll

sclerophyll

noun
  1. a woody plant with small leathery evergreen leaves that is the dominant plant form in certain hot dry areas, esp the Mediterranean region
Derived Formssclerophyllous (sklɛˈrɒfɪləs), adjective

Word Origin for sclerophyll

C20: from Greek sklēros hard + phullon a leaf
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