Saxicolous
Saxicolous Sax*ic"o*lous, a. [See {Saxicoline}.] (Bot.) Growing on rocks. [1913 Webster]

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  • saxicolous — [saks΄ik′əlīn΄, saks΄ik′əlinsak sik′ə ləs] adj. 〚< L saxum, a rock (see SAXATILE) + colere, to dwell + OUS〛 Biol. living on or among rocks: Also saxicoline …   Universalium

  • saxicolous — [saks΄ik′əlīn΄, saks΄ik′əlinsak sik′ə ləs] adj. [< L saxum, a rock (see SAXATILE) + colere, to dwell + OUS] Biol. living on or among rocks: Also saxicoline [saks΄ik′əlīn΄, saks΄ik′əlin] …   English World dictionary

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

  • saxicolous — adjective Etymology: Latin saxum rock (akin to Latin secare to cut) + English colous more at saw Date: 1856 inhabiting or growing among rocks < saxicolous lichens > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saxicolous — adj. [L. saxum, rock; colere, to inhabit] Living among rocky or stony areas …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • saxicolous — adjective growing on, or living among, rocks Syn: saxicoline …   Wiktionary

  • saxicolous — sax·ic·o·lous …   English syllables

  • saxicolous — /sækˈsɪkələs/ (say sak sikuhluhs) adjective living or growing among rocks. Also, saxicoline /sækˈsɪkəlaɪn/ (say sak sikuhluyn). {Latin saxi (combining form of saxum rock) + cola dweller + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • saxicolous plant — noun plants growing among rocks • Syn: ↑rupestral plant, ↑rupestrine plant, ↑rupicolous plant • Hypernyms: ↑rock plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bromeliaceous — Bro*me li*a ceous, a. [Named after Olaf Bromel, a Swedish botanist.] (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a family of endogenous and mostly epiphytic or saxicolous plants of which the genera {Tillandsia} and {Billbergia} are examples. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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