Origin of saxatileClassical Latin saxatilis from saxum, a rock: probably akin to secare, to cut: see saw
Origin of saxatileLatin saxātilis from saxum rock ; see sek- in Indo-European roots.
- Of or relating to rocks; living among rocks.
- a saxatile plant
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Latin saxatilis, from saxum (“a rock").