MEANING: adjective: Growing on or living in wood.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek xylo- (wood) + -philous (liking). Earliest documented use: 1862.

XYLO-PHI LOTUS - a water plant in the form of a wooden Greek letter

XYLOPHI-LOUD - a hammered musical instrument played at high volume

OXY-LO-pH ILO, US - we are an oxygenated, acidic, dock-workers' labor union