from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Growing on or living among rocks: saxicolous lichens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Growing on, or living among, rocks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Growing on rocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Living or growing on or among rocks. Also saxicole.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. growing on or living among rocks


Latin saxum, stone; see sek- in Indo-European roots + -colous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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