Definition of chamaephyte in English:

chamaephyte

Line breaks: chamae|phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈkamɪfʌɪt
 
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noun

Botany
  • A woody plant whose resting buds are on or near the ground.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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