Xerophilous vs Xenophilous - What's the difference?

xerophilous | xenophilous |


As adjectives the difference between xerophilous and xenophilous

is that xerophilous is being able to thrive in dry weather while xenophilous is xenophilic; loving what is foreign.

xerophilous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Being able to thrive in dry weather.
  • The cactus is very xerophilous .

    xenophilous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • xenophilic; loving what is foreign
  • * 2002 , Peter Schwab, Africa: A Continent Self-Destructs (page 33)
  • In September 2000 General Guei, who had inflamed the anti-northern atmosphere by attacking believers in democracy as xenophilous , escaped an assassination attempt.