Definitions

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

  • n. A plant that thrives in soil rich in lime.

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  • n. Any plant that thrives in a soil rich in lime or chalk, but cannot tolerate acidic conditions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growing upon limestone: said of lichens.
  • Same as calcicolous.

Etymologies

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

French : calci-, calcium (from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx) + -cole, -dwelling (from Latin -cola; see -colous).

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