American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Saxicolous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology and botany, living or growing among rocks; rock-inhabiting; saxicolous or saxicoline.
- adj. Of or relating to rocks; living among rocks.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to rocks; living among rocks.
- adj. growing on or living among rocks
- Latin saxatilis, from saxum ("a rock"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin saxātilis, from saxum, rock; see sek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Alyssum saxatile, with its sheet of gold, and the dear forget-me-nots, both grow well beneath the tulips.”
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
“(Orthotricum saxatile; Pottia trunculata) spoken of in contrast to the grandeur of the cedar.”
“Madwort, _Alyssum saxatile_ var. _compactum. _ 1 ft. May-June.”
“It is a picturesque spot, a sort of deep and narrow valley, hidden between two perpendicular walls of rock, the surface of which is studded with clumps of saxatile shrubs and tufts of ferns.”
“For few innocent minded persons would ever guess that Alyssum saxatile meant golden basket, or that Lychnis flos-cuculi and ragged robin were one and the same.”
“ALYSSUM _saxatile_ caulibus frutescentibus paniculatis, foliis lanceolatis mollissimis repandis.”
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