xeric

xeric

[zeer-ik]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or adapted to a dry environment.

Origin:
1926; < Greek xēr(ós) dry + -ic1

xerically, adverb
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xeric (ˈzɪərɪk)
 
adj
ecology of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions
 
'xerically
 
adv

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xeric  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (zěr'ĭk, zîr'-)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. Succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves are xeric plants. Compare hydric, mesic.

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