- The definition of saxicolous is something that lives on or among rocks.
An example of saxicolous is moss.
Moss is an example of saxicolous.
Biol. living on or among rocks
Origin of saxicolous; from Classical Latin saxum, a rock (see saxatile) + colere, to dwell + -ous
Growing on or living among rocks: saxicolous lichens.
Origin of saxicolousLatin saxum, stone; see sek- in Indo-European roots + –colous.
(comparative more saxicolous, superlative most saxicolous)
- Growing on, or living among, rocks.