of, pertaining to, or adapted to a dry environment.

1926; < Greek xēr(ós) dry + -ic1

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

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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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