arenicolous

[ ar-uh-nik-uh-luh s ]
/ ˌær əˈnɪk ə ləs /

adjective

inhabiting sand.

Nearby words

  1. arenaviridae,
  2. arenavirus,
  3. arendt,
  4. arendt, hannah,
  5. arene,
  6. arenite,
  7. arenose,
  8. arenosity,
  9. arenous,
  10. arensky

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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