calcifuge

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noun cal·ci·fuge \ˈkal-sə-ˌfyüj\

Definition of calcifuge

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1910

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