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A plant which grows only in or on water.
- ‘Emergents are the most studied of hydrophytes and probably the most useful to man.’
- ‘Several researchers have shown that this is not the case, that hydrophytes in submerged soils can develop substantial mycorrhizal infection.’
- ‘The plants that are adapted for living in these habitats are called xerophytes, mesophytes, and hydrophytes, respectively.’
- ‘Drained hydric soils that are now incapable of supporting hydrophytes because of a change in water regime are not considered wetlands by our definition.’
- ‘A floristic inventory of phanerogamic hydrophytes from the temporary swampy environments of coastal plains of northern of Rio de Janeiro State was made.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.