Definition of rupestral in English:

rupestral

adjective

Ecology
  • Of vegetation: that grows on rocks or cliffs.

noun

Ecology
  • A rupestral plant or animal.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mudie (1777–1842), newspaper editor and author. Either from scientific Latin rupestralis, or from French rupestral.

Pronunciation

rupestral

/ruːˈpɛstr(ə)l/