arenicolous

[ ar-uh-nik-uh-luhs ]
/ ˌær əˈnɪk ə ləs /

adjective

inhabiting sand.

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Origin of arenicolous

1850–55; <Latin (h)arēn(a) (see arena) + -i- + -colous

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British Dictionary definitions for arenicolous

arenicolous
/ (ˌærɪˈnɪkələs) /

adjective

growing or living in sand or sandy placesarenicolous plants

Word Origin for arenicolous

C19: from Latin harēna sand + colere to inhabit
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