[ lahy-mik-uh-lahyn, -lin ]
/ laɪˈmɪk əˌlaɪn, -lɪn /


shore-inhabiting; of or pertaining to numerous birds of the families Charadriidae, comprising the plovers, and Scolopacidae, comprising the sandpipers.

Origin of limicoline

1870–75; < New Latin, from the former taxonomic name Limicolae “mud dwellers,” the plural of Late Latin līmicola “a dweller in the mud,” from līmus “mud, slime” (see lime1) + -cola, a combining form meaning “dweller” + -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for limicoline

/ (laɪˈmɪkəˌlaɪn, -lɪn) /


of, relating to, or belonging to the Charadrii, a suborder of birds containing the plovers, sandpipers, snipes, oystercatchers, avocets, etc

Word Origin for limicoline

C19: from New Latin Limicolae former name of order, from Latin līmus mud + colere to inhabit
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