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rupicolous

[roo-pik-uh-luh s]
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adjective
  1. rupestrine.

Origin of rupicolous

1855–60; < Latin rūp(ēs) crag + -i- + -colous
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British Dictionary definitions for rupicolous

rupicolous

adjective
  1. biology living or growing on or among rocks

Word Origin

C19: from Latin rūp (ēs) crag + -i- + -colous
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