therophyte

[ theer-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈθɪər əˌfaɪt /

noun Botany.

a plant living only one year or one growing season.

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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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