Xeric is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of xeric, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - being deficient in moisture
EXAMPLES - Xeric in a Sentence
- It was in a pot around the pool, mostly xeric things there. (source)
- It's on a hillside and has incredible diversity and is xeric. (source)
- Soil moisture regimes are mostly xeric, and possibly some ustic. (source)
- Soil temperature regimes are thermic, and soil moisture regimes are xeric. (source)
- These moist forests are bound by the northern Andes and by xeric formations. (source)
- Gneissic soils are clay and iron-rich, and are typically well-drained to xeric. (source)
- I am still on the search for the xeric large leaf, but it seems a difficult task. (source)
- These are the low care, ever blooming summer perennials every xeric garden should have. (source)
- We are in the process of switching to xeric plantings, which can take the dry conditions. (source)
- The trouble is that so many xeric plants have those little leaves for reasons of survival. (source)
- This was ordered from High Country Gardens last year, along with several other xeric plants. (source)
- We are now much more xeric in our choices for new plants, but they struggle with the clay we have too. (source)
- Well-drained to xeric conditions are common, but poorly drained sites occur in depressions and on flats. (source)
- N. liberiensis, also found on Mount Nimba, shares this characteristic which is an adaptation to xeric conditions. (source)
- I have noticed that the newer xeric plants have the smallest of leaves, the better to survive a drought I suppose. (source)
- The vegetation is adapted to the xeric, acidic and nutrient-poor conditions that occur primarily in the dry season. (source)
- The Lara/Falcon dry forests are part of the unique tropical fragmented xeric areas left throughout northern Venezuela. (source)
- It is commonly found as an intermediate gradient between the moister, high-elevation forests and the xeric, coastal areas. (source)
- What xeric plants can withstand the waxing and waning of our rain, the poor drainage of our soils and the heat and humidity! (source)
- The southern delineation follows the transition to moist forests and the northern delineation the transition to xeric desert. (source)
- Many xeric principles are simply common sense: Choose native plants rather than exotics, which can sometimes need lots of extra hosing. (source)
- Municipalities and water utilities want people to go xeric, offering "cash-for-grass" incentives to homeowners who replace lawns with low-water-use gardens. (source)
- The Central Basin and Range ecoregion is internally drained and is characterized by a mosaic of xeric basins, scattered low and high mountains, and salt flats. (source)
- This portion of the xeric intermontane basin and range area of the western United States is considerably lower and more gently sloping than the surrounding ecoregions. (source)
- I would suggest Verbascum thapsis for its xeric qualities, its outstanding leaf color and size, but it is a thug of monumental proportions and on the invasives threat list! (source)
- Montane and xeric barriers have isolated this ecoregion, and its proximity to the isthmus of Central America has created distinct species assemblages and many endemic species. (source)
- She said more "xeric" plant species - ones that use less water - are available but they are deciduous, which means they drop leaves in the summer, or they are cactuses or succulents. (source)
- Alfisols, Entisols, Inceptisols, Mollisols, Ultisols and Vertisols in combination with isomesic, mesic or thermic soil temperature regimes and xeric, udic, ustic or aquic soil moisture regimes. (source)
- Soil moisture regimes are xeric (nearly ustic) and aquic on the Santa Rosa Plain and vicinity, and ustic, and possibly some udic, on the rolling hills west of the Santa Rosa plain and along the coast. (source)
- The character of its xeric forest of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir varies between moister maritime-influenced and drier continental areas, particularly in the diversity and extent of the shrub understory. (source)
- Soil slightly hilled around a spiraling path of stone serves as raised flower beds to help encourage drainage -- a critical element in xeric garden design, so that roots of dryness-loving plants don't sit in water. (source)
- Northeastern oak-pine forest is common on the sandy, xeric, fire-prone uplands of the Outer Coastal Plain, whereas Appalachian oak forest once dominated the less sandy, more fertile soils of the Inner Coastal Plain. (source)
- Gastrocopta that I've run across are often in more xeric habitats - perhaps there's a combination of fluctuating moisture in the soil and the snail's ecology some are burrowers that tends to get soil stuck to the periostracum. (source)
- Alfisols, Inceptisols, Mollisols, Spodosols (Pygmy Forest), Ultisols and Vertisols in combination with isomesic, mesic or thermic soil temperature regimes, and aquic, udic, ustic or xeric (moist end of range) soil moisture regimes. (source)
- The Galapagos Islands were lumped under the broad classification of xeric scrub to better represent the broad-scale classifications of ecoregions, and we recognize the unique and diverse species associations that stray from this classification in the montane regions. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 45.0, which suggests that "xeric" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 8 synonyms for xeric.
auric, doric, ferric, heroic, lyric, serin, zero, zoetic
We have 0 antonyms for xeric.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (zĕrˈĭk, zîrˈ-)
View up to 25 definitions of xeric from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of, characterized by, or adapted to an extremely dry habitat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Said of an environment or habitat that is extremely dry, lacking humidity and water.
- (adjective) Said of an organism adapted to live in a very dry habitat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) being deficient in moisture