therophyte

therophyte

[theer-uh-fahyt]
noun Botany.
a plant living only one year or one growing season.

Origin:
< Greek théro(s) summer + -phyte

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therophyte (ˈθɪərəˌfaɪt)
 
n
a plant that overwinters as a seed
 
[from Greek theros summer + -phyte]

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