calcicole

[kal-si-kohl]

Origin of calcicole

1880–85; back formation from calcicolous growing in limy earth. See calci-, -colous
Also called calciphile.
Related formscal·cic·o·lous [kal-sik-uh-luh s] /kælˈsɪk ə ləs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calcicole

calcicole

noun
  1. any plant that thrives in lime-rich soils
Derived Formscalcicolous (kælˈsɪkələs), adjective

Word Origin for calcicole

C20: from calci- + -cole, from Latin colere to dwell
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