[ skleer-uh-fil ]
/ ˈsklɪər ə fɪl /
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Also scle·ro·phyl·lous [skleer-uh-fil-uhs]. /ˌsklɪər əˈfɪl əs/. of, relating to, or exhibiting sclerophylly.
a plant exhibiting sclerophylly.
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Words nearby sclerophyll
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British Dictionary definitions for sclerophyll
/ (ˈsklɛrəʊˌfɪl) /
a woody plant with small leathery evergreen leaves that is the dominant plant form in certain hot dry areas, esp the Mediterranean region
Derived forms of sclerophyllsclerophyllous (sklɛˈrɒfɪləs), adjective
Word Origin for sclerophyll
C20: from Greek sklēros hard + phullon a leaf
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