Definition of psammophile in English:

psammophile

noun

Ecology
  • A plant that thrives in sand or sandy soil. Later also: an animal that lives in sand, or in a sandy habitat.

adjective

Ecology
  • Growing or living in sand or sandy soil; = psammophilous.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Frederic A. Lees (1847–1921). From psammo- + -phile, perhaps after French psammophile, adjective.

Pronunciation

psammophile

/ˈ(p)samə(ʊ)fʌɪl/