Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Thriving among or inhabiting rocks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Growing on or among rocks.
  • adj. Dwelling among rocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as rupicoline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. composed of or inscribed on rock

Etymologies

Latin rūpēs, rock (from ruptus, past participle of rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots) + -colous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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