hygrophyte

hygrophyte

[hahy-gruh-fahyt]
noun
1.
a plant that thrives in wet or very moist ground.
2.
a hydrophyte.

Origin:
1900–05; hygro- + -phyte

hygrophytic [hahy-gruh-fit-ik] , hygrophilous [hahy-grof-uh-luhs] , adjective
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hygrophyte (ˈhaɪɡrəˌfaɪt)
 
n
any plant that grows in wet or waterlogged soil
 
hygrophytic
 
adj

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