- 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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The hardy perennial, Saxatile (commonly called Gold Dust), bears yellow flowers in spring.Gardening for the Million
- growing on or living among rocks
C17: from Latin saxitilis, from saxum rock