arenicolous

arenicolous
adjective Etymology: Latin arena + English -i- + -colous Date: circa 1859 living, burrowing, or growing in sand

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  • arenicolous — adj. 1. growing or living or burrowing in sand. arenicolous worms [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arenicolous — [ar΄ə nik′ə ləs, er΄ə nik′ə ləs] adj. [< L arena, sand + I + COLOUS] living or growing in sand …   English World dictionary

  • arenicolous — adjective growing or living or burrowing in sand arenicolous worms • Pertains to noun: ↑sand …   Useful english dictionary

  • arenicolous — adj. [L. arena, sand; colere, to inhabit] Burrowing in or inhabiting sand; see psammophilous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • arenicolous — /ar euh nik euh leuhs/, adj. inhabiting sand. [1850 55; < L (h)aren(a) (see ARENA) + I + COLOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • arenicolous — adjective living or burrowing in sand …   Wiktionary

  • arenicolous — ar·e·nic·o·lous …   English syllables

  • arenicolous — ar•e•nic•o•lous [[t]ˌær əˈnɪk ə ləs[/t]] adj. ecl inhabiting or growing in sand or sandy soil • Etymology: 1850–55; < L (h)arēn(a) (see arena) + i + colous …   From formal English to slang

  • arenicolous — /ærəˈnɪkələs/ (say aruh nikuhluhs) adjective inhabiting sand. {Latin arēna sand + i 1 + colous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • arenicolous —   a. living in sand …   Dictionary of difficult words

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