calcicole

calcicole

[kal-si-kohl]
noun
any plant capable of thriving in calcareous soil.
Also called calciphile.


Origin:
1880–85; back formation from calcicolous growing in limy earth. See calci-, -colous

calcicolous [kal-sik-uh-luhs] , adjective
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calcicole (ˈkælsɪˌkəʊl)
 
n
any plant that thrives in lime-rich soils
 
[C20: from calci- + -cole, from Latin colere to dwell]
 
calcicolous
 
adj

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