Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, characterized by, or adapted to an extremely dry habitat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Said of an environment or habitat that is extremely dry, lacking humidity and water.
  • adj. Said of an organism adapted to live in a very dry habitat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being deficient in moisture

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ξηρός (ksēros, "dry"). (Wiktionary)

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