- The definition of saxicolous is something that lives on or among rocks.
An example of saxicolous is moss.
Moss is an example of saxicolous.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: from Classical Latin saxum, a rock (see saxatile) plush colere, to dwell plush -ous
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Origin: Latin saxum, stone; see sek- in Indo-European roots + -colous.