Definition of Halophyte

1. Noun. Plant growing naturally in very salty soil.

Generic synonyms: Tracheophyte, Vascular Plant



Definition of Halophyte

1. n. A plant found growing in salt marshes, or in the sea.

Definition of Halophyte

1. Noun. (botany) Any plant that tolerates an environment having a high salt content ¹

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Definition of Halophyte

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Halophyte

1. A plant (such as salt marsh grass) that can tolerate or thrives in a saltyenvironment. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halophyte

haloperidols
haloperoxidase
haloperoxidases
halophenol
halophenols
halophil
halophila
halophile
halophiles
halophilic
halophilism
halophils
halophosphate
halophosphine
halophosphines
halophyte (current term)
halophytes
halophytic
haloprogin
haloquinoline
halorhodopsin
halorhodopsins
halos
halosaline
haloscope
haloscopes
halosilane
halosilanes
halosteresis
halosugar

Literary usage of Halophyte

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1. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"The mangrove, a halophyte After w. M. Davis ia stone's throw of the ... A halophyte is a plant which can thrive in a soil containing much common salt or ..."

2. A Practical Course in Botany: With Especial Reference to Its Bearings on by Eliza Frances Andrews (1911)
"... though, if time permits, it is recommended that a detailed study be made of at least one typical hydrophyte, halophyte, and xerophyte plant. ..."

3. Phytogeography of Nebraska: I. General Survey by Roscoe Pound, Frederic Edward Clements (1900)
"Distichlis spicata stricta occurs throughout the State, though it is rarely found in region I. It has so thoroughly established itself as a halophyte that ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"The halophyte-VEGETATION is closely related morphologically to the foregoing, but merits a separate consideration, an opinion that is confirmed, ..."

5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"The central point of the puna contains a large salt lake or salt marsh, the shores bearing sparse halophyte vegetation. Animal life is very deficient, ..."

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