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calcifuge

[kal-suh-fyooj] /ˈkæl səˌfyudʒ/
noun
1.
any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil.
Also, calciphobe.
Origin of calcifuge
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; calci- + -fuge
Related forms
calcifugous
[kal-sif-yuh-guh s] /kælˈsɪf yə gəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calcifuge

calcifuge

/ˈkælsɪˌfjuːdʒ/
noun
1.
any plant that thrives in acid soils but not in lime-rich soils
Derived Forms
calcifugal (ˌkælsɪˈfjuːɡəl) adjective
calcifugous (kælˈsɪfjəɡəs) adjective
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