Definition of rupicolous in English:

rupicolous

adjective

Ecology
  • Of a plant or animal: growing or living on rocks; = rupicoline.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mayne (1808–1868). From scientific Latin rupicola, specific use of feminine of post-classical Latin rupicolus + -ous.

Pronunciation

rupicolous

/ruːˈpɪkələs/