- of, relating to, or adapted to a dry environment.
Origin of xeric
Examples from the Web for xeric
Historical Examples of xeric
Hyla staufferi is an inhabitant of subhumid and xeric areas.
Xeric conditions surrounding some of the higher mountains are barriers to movement of some species.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico
Emil K. Urban
Infrequent in the tall shrub stratum of the xeric hammock habitat (Friauf, 1953).
In fallen leaves and decaying wood in xeric and mesic hammock habitats (Friauf, 1953).
On the Gulf lowlands its distribution seems to be limited to xeric coastal habitats.
- ecology of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions
- Relating or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. Succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves are xeric plants. Compare hydric mesic.