saxatile

[ sak-suh-til ]
/ ˈsæk sə tɪl /

adjective

living or growing on or among rocks.

Origin of saxatile

1645–55; < Latin saxātilis frequenting rocks, equivalent to sax(um) rock + -āt- formative suffix + -ilis -ile
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Examples from the Web for saxatile

  • The hardy perennial, Saxatile (commonly called Gold Dust), bears yellow flowers in spring.

British Dictionary definitions for saxatile

saxatile
/ (ˈsæksəˌtaɪl, as specific name sækˈsætɪlɪ) /

adjective

growing on or living among rocks

Word Origin for saxatile

C17: from Latin saxitilis, from saxum rock
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