(of a plant) requiring a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 for optimal growth. Unabridged
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thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7) [ant: alkaline-loving
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Example sentences
Fluoride also inhibits acid-loving bacteria, especially after eating, when the
  mouth is more acidic.
Acid peat, especially sphagnum, are used without limestone for acid-loving
  plants such as rhododendrons.
Use branches as mulch under acid-loving bushes and shrubs, such as
  rhododendrons or evergreens.
The sedge meadow contains both alkaline- and acid-loving plants.
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