chamaephyte

chamaephyte

[kam-uh-fahyt]
noun Botany.
a plant having dormant vegetative buds at, or slightly above, ground level.

Origin:
1910–15; < Greek chamaí on the ground + -phyte

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chamaephyte (ˈkæməˌfaɪt)
 
n
a plant whose buds are close to the ground
 
[C20: from Greek khamai on the ground + -phyte]

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