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