Saxicoline
Saxicoline Sax*ic"o*line, a. [L. saxum a rock + colere to inhabit.] (Zo["o]l.) Stone-inhabiting; pertaining to, or having the characteristics of, the stonechats. [1913 Webster]

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  • saxicoline — /sak sik euh lin, luyn /, adj. Bot., Zool. living or growing among rocks. Also, saxicolous /sak sik euh leuhs/. [1895 1900; < NL saxicol(a) (L saxi , comb. form of saxum rock + cola dweller; see COLOUS) + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • saxicoline — adjective saxicolous …   Wiktionary

  • saxicoline — sax·ic·o·line …   English syllables

  • saxicoline — sax•ic•o•line [[t]sækˈsɪk ə lɪn, ˌlaɪn[/t]] also sax•ic•o•lous [[t] ləs[/t]] adj. bot zool. ecl living or growing among rocks • Etymology: 1895–1900; < NL saxicol(a) (L saxi , comb. form of saxum rock + cola dweller; see colous) + ine I …   From formal English to slang

  • saxicoline — adj. (also saxicolous) Biol. = SAXATILE. Etymology: mod.L saxicolus f. saxum rock + colere inhabit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Old World flycatcher — For other uses of the term flycatcher, see Flycatcher (disambiguation). Old World Flycatchers White eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Melaenornis fischeri Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • saxicolous — adjective growing on or living among rocks • Syn: ↑saxatile, ↑saxicoline • Pertains to noun: ↑saxicolous plant (for: ↑saxicoline), ↑saxicolous plant (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sax|ic|o|lous — «sak SIHK uh luhs», adjective. = saxicoline. (Cf. ↑saxicoline) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kittacincla macroura — Shama Sha ma, n. [Hind. sh[=a]m[=a].] (Zo[ o]l.) A saxicoline singing bird ({Kittacincla macroura}) of India, noted for the sweetness and power of its song. In confinement it imitates the notes of other birds and various animals with accuracy.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saxicolous — Sax*ic o*lous, a. [See {Saxicoline}.] (Bot.) Growing on rocks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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