calcicole
noun Etymology: French, calcicolous, from calc- + -cole -colous Date: 1882 a plant normally growing on calcareous soils • calcicolous adjective

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  • calcicole — [ kalsikɔl ] adj. • 1878; de calci(o) et cole ♦ Bot. Qui pousse bien en sol calcaire. La betterave et l if sont calcicoles. ⊗ CONTR. Calcifuge, silicicole. ● calcicole adjectif Se dit des espèces végétales qui se développent, exclusivement ou de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • calcicole — [kal′si kōl΄] n. [orig. adj. < Fr < calci , CALCI + cole, COLOUS < L colere, to till: see CULT] a plant that grows in calcium rich soils calcicolous [kal sik′ə ləs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Calcicole — L adjectif calcicole (dont les racines latines signifient : « qui s établit dans le calcaire ») qualifie les espèces ou les végétations qui se rencontrent exclusivement ou préférentiellement sur les sols riches en calcium. Celles… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Calcicole — A calcicole or calciphyte is a plant that does not tolerate acidic soil. The word is derived from the Latin to dwell on chalk . Under acidic conditions, aluminium becomes more soluble and phosphate less. Consequently, calcicoles grown on acidic… …   Wikipedia

  • calcicole — (entrée créée par le supplément) (kal si ko l ) adj. Qui habite les terrains calcaires. •   Plantes calcicoles, CONTEJEAN Acad. des sc. Comptes rend. t. LXXXI, p. 51. •   L existence d une flore calcicole sur certains grès de Fontainebleau,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • calcicole — ˈkalsə̇ˌkōl noun ( s) Etymology: from calcicole, adjective : a plant that grows solely or predominantly in an alkaline medium rich in calcareous matter (as a limestone soil) called also calciphile; compare calcifuge …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcicole — calcicolous /kal sik euh leuhs/, adj. /kal si kohl /, n. any plant capable of thriving in calcareous soil. Also called calciphile. [1880 85; back formation from calcicolous growing in limy earth. See CALCI , COLOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • calcicole — noun Any plant that thrives in a soil rich in lime or chalk, but cannot tolerate acidic conditions Ant: calcifuge …   Wiktionary

  • calcicole — n. any plant that is able to grow and flourish in calcareous soil …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calcicole — [ kalsɪkəʊl] noun Botany a plant that grows best in calcareous soil. Derivatives calcicolous adjective Origin C19: from calci + L. colere inhabit …   English new terms dictionary

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