Definition of Xeric

Xeric: Characterized by a scanty supply of moisture (or tolerating or adapted to dry conditions).

The word "xeric" is derived from "xeros," the Greek word for "dry." "Xeric" was coined in 1926 and was in common scientific usage by the 1940s.


Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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