xeric

[ zeer-ik ]
/ ˈzɪər ɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or adapted to a dry environment.

Origin of xeric

1926; < Greek xēr(ós) dry + -ic1

Related forms

xe·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for xeric

xeric

/ (ˈzɪərɪk) /

adjective

ecology of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions

Derived Forms

xerically, adverb
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Science definitions for xeric

xeric

[ zĕrĭk, zîr- ]

Relating or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. Succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves are xeric plants. Compare hydric mesic.
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