from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Growing on or living among rocks: saxicolous lichens.
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- adj. Growing on, or living among, rocks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Growing on rocks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Living or growing on or among rocks. Also saxicole.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. growing on or living among rocks
Agamines are a really interesting group in terms of adaptation: we have scansorial, arenicolous and saxicolous species, the evolution of viviparity, and morphological transitions such as external ear loss.
As a general rule I should almost be inclined to say that the finer the color of the thallus of any given lichen, the more is that lichen to be suspected of poverty in valuable coloring matters; and that, on the other hand, the palest pulverulent or crustaceous species, especially such as are saxicolous, may be expected to yield the most beautiful and valuable pigments (_e. g._ the Rocellas and
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
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