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chamaephyte

[kam-uh-fahyt] /ˈkæm əˌfaɪt/
noun, Botany
1.
a plant having dormant vegetative buds at, or slightly above, ground level.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; < Greek chamaí on the ground + -phyte
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British Dictionary definitions for chamaephyte

chamaephyte

/ˈkæməˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a plant whose buds are close to the ground
Word Origin
C20: from Greek khamai on the ground + -phyte
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