therophyte

[ theer-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈθɪər əˌfaɪt /

noun Botany.

a plant living only one year or one growing season.

Nearby words

  1. thermotonometer,
  2. thermotropism,
  3. thero-,
  4. theroid,
  5. theron,
  6. theropod,
  7. theroux,
  8. thersites,
  9. thersitical,
  10. thes.

Origin of therophyte

< Greek théro(s) summer + -phyte

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British Dictionary definitions for therophyte

therophyte

/ (ˈθɪərəˌfaɪt) /

noun

a plant that overwinters as a seed

Word Origin for therophyte

from Greek theros summer + -phyte

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