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halophyte

[hal-uh-fahyt] /ˈhæl əˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a plant that thrives in saline soil.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; halo- + -phyte
Related forms
halophytic
[hal-uh-fit-ik] /ˌhæl əˈfɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for halophytic

halophyte

/ˈhæləʊˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a plant that grows in very salty soil, as in a salt marsh
Derived Forms
halophytic (ˌhæləˈfɪtɪk) adjective
halophytism, noun
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halophytic in Science
halophyte
  (hāl'ə-fīt')   
A plant adapted to living in salty soil, as along the seashore or in salt flats. Mangroves, salt-marsh grasses, and saltbushes are halophytes.
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