sclerophyllous

sclerophyll

[skleer-uh-fil] Botany.
adjective
1.
Also, sclerophyllous [skleer-uh-fil-uhs] . of, pertaining to, or exhibiting sclerophylly.
noun
2.
a plant exhibiting sclerophylly.

Origin:
1910–15; sclero- + -phyll

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sclerophyll (ˈsklɛrəʊˌfɪl)
 
n
a woody plant with small leathery evergreen leaves that is the dominant plant form in certain hot dry areas, esp the Mediterranean region
 
[C20: from Greek sklēros hard + phullon a leaf]
 
sclerophyllous
 
adj

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