Definition of phanerophyte in English:

phanerophyte

noun

Botany Ecology
  • A plant (typically a tree, shrub, or climbing plant) that bears its dormant buds on stems or branches above the ground (specifically more than 50 centimetres above the ground).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Botanical Gazette. From phanero- + -phyte, after Danish fanerofyt.

Pronunciation

phanerophyte

/ˈfan(ə)rə(ʊ)fʌɪt/