Definition of sciophyte in English:

sciophyte

(also sciaphyte, skiaphyte, skiophyte)

noun

Botany
  • A plant that tolerates shade or grows best in shade; a shade plant.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Frederic Edward Clements (1874–1945). From scio- + -phyte.

Pronunciation

sciophyte

/ˈsʌɪə(ʊ)fʌɪt/