inhabiting the shore; specif., designating or of a shorebird
Origin of limicolinefrom Late Latin limicola, mud dweller from Classical Latin limus, mud (see lime) + colere, to dwell (see cult) + -ine
Of or relating to shorebirds, especially the plovers, sandpipers, and phalaropes.
Origin of limicolineFrom New Latin Līmicolae former group name from pl. of Late Latin līmicola living in mud Latin līmus slime ; see lei- in Indo-European roots.Latin -cola inhabitant ; see -colous .