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calcicole

[kal-si-kohl] /ˈkæl sɪˌkoʊl/
noun
1.
any plant capable of thriving in calcareous soil.
Also called calciphile.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; back formation from calcicolous growing in limy earth. See calci-, -colous
Related forms
calcicolous
[kal-sik-uh-luh s] /kælˈsɪk ə ləs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for calcicole

calcicole

/ˈkælsɪˌkəʊl/
noun
1.
any plant that thrives in lime-rich soils
Derived Forms
calcicolous (kælˈsɪkələs) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from calci- + -cole, from Latin colere to dwell
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