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Saturday, March 05, 2016

Definitions for rupestrine

  1. Biology. living or growing on or among rocks. Also, rupicolous.

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Citations for rupestrine
Later I saw two of the wrens hunting insects in Bebbia bushes, showing that it is not rock crevices alone that get attention from these rupestrine birds when hungry. Edmund Carroll Jaeger, Our Desert Neighbors, 1950
Moss: A small, green, sometimes rupestrine plant that grows in soft clumps in various environments. Frederic V. Hartemann and Robert Hauptman, The Mountain Encyclopedia, 2005
Origin of rupestrine
Rupestrine derives from the Latin term rūpēs meaning "steep cliff, crag." It entered English in the late 1800s.