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Meaning of "sclerophyllous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCLEROPHYLLOUS

sclerophyllous  [sklɛˈrɒfɪləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCLEROPHYLLOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sclerophyllous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SCLEROPHYLLOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sclerophyllous

Sclerophyll

Sclerophyll is a type of vegetation that has hard leaves and short internodes. The word comes from the Greek sklēros and phyllon. Sclerophyllous plants occur in many parts of the world, but are most typical in the chaparral biomes. They are prominent throughout western, eastern and southern parts of Australia, in the Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biomes that cover the Mediterranean Basin, Californian woodlands, Chilean Matorral, and the Cape Province of South Africa.

Definition of sclerophyllous in the English dictionary

The definition of sclerophyllous in the dictionary is pertaining to, characterized by, or part of a sclerophyll.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCLEROPHYLLOUS


acidophilous
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
acidophilus
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
ammophilous
æˈmɒfɪləs
anemophilous
ˌænɪˈmɒfɪləs
coprophilous
kəˈprɒfɪləs
endophyllous
ɛnˈdɒfɪləs
eosinophilous
ˌiːəʊsɪˈnɒfɪləs
geophilous
dʒiːˈɒfɪləs
Herophilus
hɪəˈrɒfɪləs
hydrophilous
haɪˈdrɒfɪləs
hygrophilous
haɪˈɡrɒfɪləs
lithophilous
lɪˈθɒfɪləs
necrophilous
neˈkrɒfɪləs
nitrophilous
naɪˈtrɒfɪləs
ombrophilous
ɒmˈbrɒfɪləs
Theophilus
θɪˈɒfɪləs
thermophilous
θɜːˈmɒfɪləs
tropophilous
trəʊˈpɒfɪləs
xerophilous
zɪˈrɒfɪləs
xiphophyllous
zɪˈfɒfɪləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCLEROPHYLLOUS

sclerodermic
sclerodermite
sclerodermous
scleroid
scleroma
scleromalacia
scleromata
sclerometer
sclerometric
sclerophyll
sclerophylly
scleroprotein
sclerosal
sclerose
sclerosed
scleroses
sclerosis
sclerotal
sclerotia
sclerotial

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCLEROPHYLLOUS

acarpellous
bullous
callous
cancellous
dasyphyllous
diphyllous
fibrillous
gamophyllous
libellous
marvellous
microvillous
monophyllous
morbillous
papillous
polyphyllous
quarrellous
ridiculous
stenophyllous
thallous
triphyllous
villous

Synonyms and antonyms of sclerophyllous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sclerophyllous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCLEROPHYLLOUS

Find out the translation of sclerophyllous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sclerophyllous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sclerophyllous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

硬叶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esclerófilo
570 millions of speakers

English

sclerophyllous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्क्लेरोफ्य्ल्लोउस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

sclerophyllous
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

склерофильные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esclerófila
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ক্লেরোফিলাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sclérophylle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sclerophyllous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hartlaub
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

硬葉
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

sclerophyllous
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sclerophyllous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sclerophyllous
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்கிலிரோஃபிலஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्केलेरोफिलस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sclerophyllous
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sclerofille
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

twardolistne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

склерофільні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sclerofile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκληρόφυλλη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sclerophyllous
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Sklerofyllartade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sclerophyllous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sclerophyllous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCLEROPHYLLOUS»

The term «sclerophyllous» is normally little used and occupies the 148.450 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCLEROPHYLLOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sclerophyllous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCLEROPHYLLOUS»

Discover the use of sclerophyllous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sclerophyllous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Integrative Plant Anatomy
Sclerophyllous Leaves In dry environments the leaves of some dicotyledons have retained a broad lamina and become increasingly leathery. Xerophytes that have increased cu- tinization and lignification of the leaves are commonly called  ...
William C. Dickison, 2000
2
Non-wood Forest Products from Temperate Broad-leaved Trees
Sclerophyllous or Mediterranean forests occur in areas where the climate is characterized by warm, wet winters and hot, dry summers. They are located along the western coastal regions of the continents. Annual precipitation ranges between ...
William M. Ciesla, 2002
3
The Geology of Chile
High levels of self-incompatibility are known for the woody species in montane sclerophyllous vegetation (Arroyo & Uslar l993). The historical phytogeography of central Chile presented below follows the general floristic scheme proposed by ...
Teresa Moreno (Ph. D.), Wes Gibbons, 2007
4
Vegetation of Southern Africa
The ground-level flora (geophytes, hemi- cryptophytes and therophytes) in these ecosystems are ' mostly seasonal, and non-sclerophyllous. On the limited areas of nutrient-poor soils in the Mediterranean Basin, sclerophyllous species are ...
R. M. Cowling, D. M. Richardson, S. M. Pierce, 2004
5
Quercus ilex L. ecosystems: function, dynamics and management
In particular, the production of arthropod communities that feed upon the leaves should be lower in sclerophyllous than in deciduous oaks, this causing changes in breeding patterns and the demographic balance in insectivorous birds. Studies  ...
F. Romane, J. Terradas, 1992
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History of the Australian Vegetation: Cretaceous to Recent
Sclerophyllous plant formations dominate the Australian landscape: in most instances the canopy stratum is formed by shrub or tree species of Casuarinaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Epacridaceae, Mimosaceae, Myrtaceae, Proteaceae and ...
Robert S. Hill, 1994
7
Principles and practice of forest landscape restoration : ...
C. Villablanca, J. Hernandez, C. Smith-Ramírez, J. Schulz The sclerophyllous forest is the most characteristic plant formation in the Mediterranean climate area of central Chile. Sclerophyllous trees and shrubs have hard leaves adapted to long ...
A. C. Newton, 2011
8
Mediterranean Desertification: A Mosaic of Processes and ...
2 RISING CO2 AND WATER RELATIONS IN MEDITERRANEAN SCLEROPHYLLOUS SHRUBS Experiments testing the effects of elevated CO2 on natural stands of Mediterranean sclerophyllous vegetation have been mainly conducted at ...
N. A. Geeson, C. J. Brandt, J. B. Thornes, 2003
9
The Impact of Bushfire on Carbon and Nutrient Stocks as Well ...
Have small, medium and sclerophyllous leaves. The sparse herbaceous stratum is dominated by grasses with sclerophyllous leaves and is mostly deciduous or ephemeral. This vegetation type belongs to the widely open savanna woodland ...
Thomas Torika Bagamsah, 2005
10
Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and, Evolution of Dormancy and ...
9.1), the temperate-arctic zone includes: (1) sclerophyllous woodlands with winter rain, (2) moist, warm temperature woodlands, (3) deciduous (nemoral) forests, (4) steppes, (5) semideserts and deserts with cold winters, (7) boreal coniferous ...
Carol C. Baskin, Jerry M. Baskin, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCLEROPHYLLOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sclerophyllous is used in the context of the following news items.
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La Grecia sempre più “al verde”: una grande opportunità ecologica …
... e altri alberi dalle foglie spesse e resistenti chiamati 'foresta sclerophyllous' nel gergo degli ecologisti. Quando però la popolazione greca iniziò a espandersi, ... «Eco dalle Città, Jul 15»
2
The Greening of Greece - the ecologic opportunity for Europe to …
... covered by rich stands of oaks, pines, and other trees with thick, drought-resistant leaves ... called a 'sclerophyllous forest', in the jargon of plant ecologists. «The Ecologist, Jul 15»
3
Change your landscaping and reduce water use
Many of the plants that have adapted to survive in mediterranean climates are sclerophyllous, meaning they have small hard leaves with a waxy coating to retain ... «Paso Robles Daily News, Apr 15»
4
Bee Buzz: the clock is ticking for South American bee colonies
“For example, throughout the Chilean sclerophyllous forest there are species that have been reduced in number and the bees have been left each time in a ... «Fresh Fruit Portal, Nov 11»
5
Israel's Ramot Menashe Woodland New UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
... of ecological systems that represent the Mediterranean Basin's version of the global evergreen sclerophyllous forests, woodlands and scrub ecosystem types.”. «Green Prophet, Sep 11»
6
Hiking in Ramot Menashe, a UNESCO-recognized biosphere …
... of ecological systems that represent the Mediterranean Basin's version of the global evergreen sclerophyllous forests, woodlands and scrub ecosystem types.". «Ha'aretz, Jul 11»
7
UN's global network of biosphere reserves grows by 18 new sites
... ecological systems that represent the Mediterranean Basin's version of the global “evergreen sclerophyllous forests, woodlands and scrub” ecosystem types. «UN News Centre, Jun 11»
8
Along the Coast of Amorgos by Boat, Part II
The typical mediterranean forest of sclerophyllous plants, spans about five hectares. The lush green of up to five meter tall holly oaks and scrubs, blended with ... «Amorgos Island Magazine, Apr 11»
9
Habitats of the Maltese islands (6)
Mediterranean woodlands (Maltese: msaġar) are characterised by sclerophyllous (hard-leaved, evergreen) trees with an undergrowth of smaller shrubs. This is ... «Times of Malta, May 10»
10
Living in Chaparral Country
Survival is due to their sclerophyllous nature, which means they have characteristics allowing them to resist water loss. For the scrub oak this means a heavy ... «The Santa Barbara Independent, Jun 08»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sclerophyllous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sclerophyllous>. Aug 2020 ».
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