- Also scle·ro·phyl·lous [skleer-uh-fil-uh s] /ˌsklɪər əˈfɪl əs/. of, relating to, or exhibiting sclerophylly.
- a plant exhibiting sclerophylly.
Origin of sclerophyll
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- a woody plant with small leathery evergreen leaves that is the dominant plant form in certain hot dry areas, esp the Mediterranean region
C20: from Greek sklēros hard + phullon a leaf