follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

phyton

[fahy-ton] /ˈfaɪ tɒn/
noun, Botany
1.
the smallest part of a stem, root, or leaf, that, when removed from a plant, may grow into a new plant.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin < Greek phŷton a plant
Related forms
phytonic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for phyton

phyton

/ˈfaɪtɒn/
noun
1.
a unit of plant structure, usually considered as the smallest part of the plant that is capable of growth when detached from the parent plant
Word Origin
C20: from Greek. See -phyte
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for phyton

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for phyton

14
14
Scrabble Words With Friends