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A plant which needs very little water.
- ‘Indeed, this is the explanation offered by the classical and the majority of the modern textbooks on plant physiology or ecology especially when discussing adaptation of xerophytes to their habitat.’
- ‘Ferns generally lack some of the more typical adaptations of xerophytes, such as a thick hypodermis, sunken stomata, and CAM photosynthesis.’
- ‘High stomatal frequencies are usually characteristic of leaves of xerophytes.’
- ‘The relatively small and thick leaves, the multilayered mesophyll, the thick outermost epidermal cell walls and the small leaf ICS percentage of C. spinosa constitute features of xerophytes.’
- ‘As she put names to the species around us - lovely names, like pickleweed and coyote melon, Mormon tea and mallow - I imagined them frizzling to extinction on the hillside, leaving a last few, spiny xerophytes to subsist on bare shale.’
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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.