calcicole

[ kal-si-kohl ]
/ ˈkæl sɪˌkoʊl /

noun

any plant capable of thriving in calcareous soil.

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Also called calciphile.

Origin of calcicole

1880–85; back formation from calcicolous growing in limy earth. See calci-, -colous

OTHER WORDS FROM calcicole

cal·cic·o·lous [kal-sik-uh-luh s] /kælˈsɪk ə ləs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calcicole

calcicole
/ (ˈkælsɪˌkəʊl) /

noun

any plant that thrives in lime-rich soils

Derived forms of calcicole

calcicolous (kælˈsɪkələs), adjective

Word Origin for calcicole

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