Calcicole definition

kălsĭ-kōl
A plant that thrives in soil rich in lime.
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A plant that grows in calcium-rich soils.
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Any plant that thrives in a soil rich in lime or chalk, but cannot tolerate acidic conditions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calcicole
Plural:
calcicoles

Origin of calcicole

  • French calci- calcium (from Latin calx calc- lime calx) -cole -dwelling (from Latin -cola –colous)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition