calcifuge
noun Etymology: French, calcifugous, from calc- + Latin fugere to flee — more at fugitive Date: 1926 a plant not normally growing on calcareous soils • calcifuge also calcifugous adjective

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  • calcifuge — [ kalsifyʒ ] adj. • 1877; de calci(o) et fuge ♦ Bot. Qui végète maigrement en sol calcaire. ⇒ silicicole. Les bruyères sont calcifuges. ⊗ CONTR. Calcicole. ● calcifuge ou calciphobe adjectif Se dit des espèces végétales ne pouvant pas se… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • calcifuge — [kal′sə fyo͞oj΄] n. [orig. adj., not growing in limy soil < Fr: see CALCI & FUGE] a plant that grows in soils low in calcareous matter calcifugous [kal sif′yo͞o gəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Calcifuge — L adjectif calcifuge (dont les racines latines signifient : « qui fuit le calcaire ») qualifie les plantes qui évitent les terrains calcaires ou à tendance alcaline. On peut également les qualifier d acidophiles ou de silicicoles.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Calcifuge — A calcifuge is a plant that does not tolerate alkaline (basic) soil. The word is derived from the Latin to flee from chalk . These plants are also described as ericaceous, as the prototypical calcifuge is the genus Erica (heaths). It is not the… …   Wikipedia

  • calcifuge — calcifugous /kal sif yeuh geuhs/, adj. /kal seuh fyoohj /, n. any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil. Also, calciphobe. [1880 85; CALCI + FUGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • calcifuge — noun Any plant that does not thrive in a soil rich in lime or chalk Ant: calcicole …   Wiktionary

  • calcifuge — (entrée créée par le supplément) (kal si fu j ) adj. Qui fuit les terrains calcaires. •   Plantes calcifuges, CONTEJEAN Acad. des sc. Comptes rendus, t. LXXXI, p. 51. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. calx, chaux, et fugere, fuir …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • calcifuge — [ kalsɪfju:dʒ] noun Botany a plant that is not suited to calcareous soil. Origin C19: from calci + fuge …   English new terms dictionary

  • calcifuge — cal·ci·fuge …   English syllables

  • calcifuge — cal•ci•fuge [[t]ˈkæl səˌfyudʒ[/t]] n. bot any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil • Etymology: 1880–85 cal•cif′u•gous ˈsɪf yə gəs adj …   From formal English to slang

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