Definition of pelophilous in US English:

pelophilous

adjective

Ecology
rare
  • That grows or thrives on clay or mud; clay-loving.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Frederic A. Lees (1847–1921). From pelo- + -philous, probably after French pélophile.

Pronunciation

pelophilous

/pɪˈlɒfɪləs/