Definition of limicole in US English:

limicole

adjective

Zoology
  • Mud-loving, mud-dwelling; = limicoline. In later use also: relating to or inhabiting the margins of sea and shore.

noun

Zoology
  • A limicole shorebird. Also: an oligochaete worm of the former division Limicolae, comprising those that live in wet mud or water (now rare).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. From (i) French limicole (noun) wading bird, (in plural limicoles) oligochaete worm of the former division Limicolae, (adjective) mud-dwelling.

Pronunciation

limicole

/ˈlʌɪmɪkəʊl/