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calcifuge

[kal-suh-fyooj]
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noun
  1. any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil.
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Origin of calcifuge

First recorded in 1880–85; calci- + -fuge
Related formscal·cif·u·gous [kal-sif-yuh-guh s] /kælˈsɪf yə gəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calcifuge

calcifuge

noun
  1. any plant that thrives in acid soils but not in lime-rich soils
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Derived Formscalcifugal (ˌkælsɪˈfjuːɡəl), adjectivecalcifugous (kælˈsɪfjəɡəs), adjective
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