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saxatile

[sak-suh-til]
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adjective
  1. living or growing on or among rocks.

Origin of saxatile

1645–55; < Latin saxātilis frequenting rocks, equivalent to sax(um) rock + -āt- formative suffix + -ilis -ile
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Examples from the Web for saxatile

Historical Examples

  • The hardy perennial, Saxatile (commonly called Gold Dust), bears yellow flowers in spring.

    Gardening for the Million

    Alfred Pink


British Dictionary definitions for saxatile

saxatile

adjective
  1. growing on or living among rocks

Word Origin

C17: from Latin saxitilis, from saxum rock
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