calcifuge

noun cal·ci·fuge \ ˈkal-sə-ˌfyüj \

Definition of calcifuge

: a plant not normally growing on calcareous soils

calcifuge

or less commonly calcifugous play \kal-ˈsi-fyə-gəs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of calcifuge

French, calcifugous, from calc- + Latin fugere to flee — more at fugitive


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