[sak-sik-uh-lin, -lahyn]

adjective Botany, Zoology.

living or growing among rocks.

Also sax·ic·o·lous [sak-sik-uh-luh s] /sækˈsɪk ə ləs/.

Origin of saxicoline

1895–1900; < New Latin saxicol(a) (Latin saxi-, combining form of saxum rock + -cola dweller; see -colous) + -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for saxicolous



living on or among rockssaxicolous plants Also: saxicole, saxatile (ˈsæksəˌtaɪl)

Word Origin for saxicolous

C19: from New Latin saxicolus, from Latin saxum rock + colere to dwell
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