of, relating to, or adapted to a dry environment.
- xe·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use xeric in a sentence
These are woodland, grassland, limnic, and xeric scrub plant formations.The Breeding Birds of Kansas | Richard F. Johnston
Both species live under xeric or near-xeric conditions, for the climate of Mesa Verde is semi-arid.
On the Gulf lowlands its distribution seems to be limited to xeric coastal habitats.A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico | William E. Duellman
Trees, and other vegetation in general, are somewhat more xeric in aspect than are those in Skink Woods.Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus | Henry S. Fitch
xeric conditions surrounding some of the higher mountains are barriers to movement of some species.Birds from Coahuila, Mexico | Emil K. Urban
British Dictionary definitions for xeric
ecology of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions
- xerically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for xeric
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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