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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Definitions for saxicoline
  1. living or growing among rocks.

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Citations for saxicoline
Although possibly in error about the pervasiveness of its habits, Ridgway did make some sound ecological generalizations about the composition of the saxicoline nesting community in which the Violet-green can be found. Fred A. Ryser, Birds of the Great Basin, 1985
A widespread community-type in Colorado, saxicoline brush is best developed in the park at lower elevations on the Eastern Slope, in particular on the western edge of Estes Park. David M. Armstrong, Rocky Mountain Mammals, Third Edition, 2008
Origin of saxicoline
1895-1900
Saxicoline came into English in the late 1800s from the New Latin word saxicola from the Latin roots saxum meaning "rock" and -cola meaning "dweller."
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