Main definitions of ombrophilous in English

: ombrophilous1ombrophilous2

ombrophilous1

Pronunciation /ɒmˈbrɒfɪləs/

adjective

  • 1Botany
    Of a plant: able to withstand prolonged rainfall.

  • 2Ecology
    = "ombrogenous".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. From ombro- + -philous, in sense 1 after German ombrophil.

Main definitions of ombrophilous in English

: ombrophilous1ombrophilous2

ombrophilous2

Pronunciation /ɒmˈbrɒfɪləs/

adjective

Botany
  • Of a plant: shade-loving.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Apparently an alteration of umbriphilous after ombro- or ombrophilous.