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chamaephyte Syllabification: cham·ae·phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈkaməˌfīt/

Definition of chamaephyte in English:


A woody plant whose resting buds are on or near the ground.
Example sentences
  • In the case of the chamaephytes, a lenient grazing pressure is indicated by the different plants.
  • The species is a chamaephyte with vegetative survival and slow winter growth of leaves and developing inflorescences.
  • Relevant work on the nutritional value of Mediterranean therophyte and chamaephytes and their selection under grazing pressure was not found in the literature.


Early 20th century: from Greek khamai 'on the ground' + -phyte.

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