calcifuge

noun
cal·​ci·​fuge | \ ˈkal-sə-ˌfyüj How to pronounce calcifuge (audio) \

Definition of calcifuge

: a plant not normally growing on calcareous soils

Other Words from calcifuge

calcifuge or less commonly calcifugous \ kal-​ˈsi-​fyə-​gəs How to pronounce calcifuge (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of calcifuge

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calcifuge

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

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The first known use of calcifuge was in 1910

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“Calcifuge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcifuge. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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