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A plant that thrives in soil rich in lime.

[French : calci-, calcium (from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx) + -cole, -dwelling (from Latin -cola; see -colous).]

cal·cic′o·lous (-sĭk′ə-ləs) adj.
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(Botany) any plant that thrives in lime-rich soils
[C20: from calci- + -cole, from Latin colere to dwell]
calcicolous adj
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(ˈkæl sɪˌkoʊl)

any plant capable of thriving in calcareous soil.
[1880–85; back formation from calcicolous growing in limy earth. See calci-, -colous]
cal•cic′o•lous (-ˈsɪk ə ləs) adj.
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[ˈkælsɪˌkəʊl] Ncalcícola f
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In the informal taxonomic framework proposed by CHASE (1929) for the genus Paspalum L., the Caespitosa group encompasses rock-dwelling and calcicole species, and is outstanding for their ability to cope with extreme climatic stresses, such as alternated drought and flooding, in their natural areas of occurrence.