Dictionary.com

spermophyte

[ spur-muh-fahyt ]
/ ˈspɜr məˌfaɪt /
Save This Word!

noun Botany.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of spermophyte

1890–95; <New Latin Spermophyta;see spermo-, -phyte

OTHER WORDS FROM spermophyte

sper·mo·phyt·ic [spur-muh-fit-ik], /ˌspɜr məˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for spermophyte

spermophyte
/ (ˈspɜːməʊˌfaɪt) /

noun

a variant spelling of spermatophyte
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!