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Term: geophyte (noun)
Plural: geophytes
Derivation: A compound word made of the prefix "geo-" meaning "earth" and the suffix "-phyte," meaning "plant."
Definition: A perennial plant with an underground food storage organ, such as a bulb, tuber, corm, or rhizome. The parts of the plant that grow above ground die away during adverse conditions, as in winter or during the dry season, and grow again from buds on or within the underground portion when conditions improve.

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