[ sem-ee-uh-kwat-ik, -kwot-, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i əˈkwæt ɪk, -ˈkwɒt-, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

partly aquatic; growing or living in or close to water, or carrying out part of its life cycle in water.

Origin of semiaquatic

First recorded in 1825–35; semi- + aquatic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for semiaquatic


/ (ˌsɛmɪəˈkwætɪk) /


(of organisms, esp plants) occurring close to the water and sometimes within it
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Science definitions for semiaquatic


[ sĕm′ē-ə-kwătĭk ]

Adapted for living or growing in or near water, but not entirely aquatic.
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