calcifuge

calcifuge

[kal-suh-fyooj]
noun
any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil.
Also, calciphobe.


Origin:
1880–85; calci- + -fuge

calcifugous [kal-sif-yuh-guhs] , adjective
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calcifuge (ˈkælsɪˌfjuːdʒ)
 
n
any plant that thrives in acid soils but not in lime-rich soils
 
calcifugal
 
adj
 
calcifugous
 
adj

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