Definition of ombrophilous in English:

ombrophilous

adjective

  • 1Botany. Of a plant: able to withstand prolonged rainfall.

  • 2Ecology= "ombrogenous".

adjective

Botany
  • Of a plant: shade-loving.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From ombro- + -philous, in sense 1 after German ombrophil; compare ombrophobous<br>1920s; earliest use found in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Apparently an alteration of umbriphilous after ombro- or ombrophilous.

Pronunciation

ombrophilous

/ɒmˈbrɒfɪləs/