Definition of calcicole in English:

calcicole

noun

Botany
  • A plant that grows best in calcareous soil, occurring chiefly on chalk and limestone.

    [as modifier] ‘a rich calcicole flora’
    • ‘A lower proportion of leaf Ptot is present as water-soluble, inorganic phosphate in calcifuges than in calcicoles grown on calcareous soil.’
    • ‘The diverse herbaceous flora included three species of calciphilic sedges, Carex albursina, Carex jamesii and Carex laxiculmis, and a fern Diplazium pycnocarpon, which is also a calcicole.’
    • ‘Within the shoot, the control of Ca is a major tolerance mechanism of calcicole species and its partitioning might provide another potential screen.’
    • ‘The Ca concentrations in calcifuge and calcicole plants growing in their natural habitats differ markedly.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from calci- + Latin colere inhabit.

Pronunciation:

calcicole

/ˈkalsəˌkōl/