Adapted to a very dry or desert environment.
From Greek xero- (dry) + -philous (liking). Earliest documented use: 1863.
"'We need to focus on the landscaping without using water,' said Plambeck ... She wants to turn the Castaic School site into a xerophilous garden."
Bhavna Mistry; Garden May Go on Site; Daily News (Los Angeles, California); Dec 25, 1999.