from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sand-loving: applied in zoology to members of the genus Ammophila, 2.


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  • There are also clearings covered by grassy savannas, dunes with ammophilous vegetation and salty soils with scrublands or halophilic steppe]] s.

    Argentine Espinal


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  • JM has lost his ammophilous bucket and spade - must be buried somewhere.

    October 26, 2010

  • I wasn't aware of the ammonia-salt connection, seanahan. Interesting indeed!

    February 20, 2007

  • I never knew that the Greek root for sand was ammo. Interestingly, ammonia comes from the Latin for salt, which seems to be related.

    February 20, 2007

  • living or growing in sand

    February 19, 2007