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sclerophyll

[skleer-uh-fil] /ˈsklɪər ə fɪl/ Botany
adjective
1.
Also, sclerophyllous
[skleer-uh-fil-uh s] /ˌsklɪər əˈfɪl əs/ (Show IPA)
. of, relating to, or exhibiting sclerophylly.
noun
2.
a plant exhibiting sclerophylly.
Origin of sclerophyll
1910-1915
1910-15; sclero- + -phyll
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British Dictionary definitions for sclerophyllous

sclerophyll

/ˈsklɛrəʊˌfɪl/
noun
1.
a woody plant with small leathery evergreen leaves that is the dominant plant form in certain hot dry areas, esp the Mediterranean region
Derived Forms
sclerophyllous (sklɛˈrɒfɪləs) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek sklēros hard + phullon a leaf
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