from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, growing on the ground: especially noting certain lichens. Also terricolous, terricoline.
  • In zoology, living upon or in the ground; terricolous.


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  • Additional definitions (noun): An animal that lives on the ground or (esp.) in the earth or soil (OED). A plant or animal living on land (Collins English Dictionary).

    November 27, 2019