hydrophyte

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hydrophyte a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hydrophyte An aquatic plant; an alga.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hydrophyte A plant which grows in water; an aquatic plant.
    • n hydrophyte In phytogeography, a plant adapted to live under conditions of abundant moisture, or, in late usage, abundant physiological moisture. Compare mesophyte and xerophyte.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hydrophyte hī′dro-fīt a plant living in water
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. + plant: cf. F. hydrophyte,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hydōr, water, phyton, a plant, logia, discourse.

Usage

In literature:

Hydrophytes, distribution of, 617, 623.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
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