cal·​ci·​cole ˈkal-sə-ˌkōl How to pronounce calcicole (audio)
: a plant normally growing on calcareous soils
calcicolous adjective

Word History


French, calcicolous, from calc- + -cole -colous

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calcicole was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Calcicole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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