ericeticolous

[ er-uh-si-tik-uh-luhs ]
/ ˌɛr ə sɪˈtɪk ə ləs /

adjective

requiring a heath or heathlike habitat.

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Origin of ericeticolous

<Latin *erīcēt(um) place where heath grows (derivative of erīca heath; see erica) + -i- + -colous

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