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calcifuge

[ kal-suh-fyooj ]
/ ˈkæl səˌfyudʒ /
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noun
any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil.
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Also calciphobe.

Origin of calcifuge

First recorded in 1880–85; calci- + -fuge

OTHER WORDS FROM calcifuge

cal·cif·u·gous [kal-sif-yuh-guhs], /kælˈsɪf yə gəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calcifuge

calcifuge
/ (ˈkælsɪˌfjuːdʒ) /

noun
any plant that thrives in acid soils but not in lime-rich soils

Derived forms of calcifuge

calcifugal (ˌkælsɪˈfjuːɡəl), adjectivecalcifugous (kælˈsɪfjəɡəs), adjective
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