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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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According to Shimizu (1964), the first three groups were characteristic species of limestone habitats and in particular his exclusive and selective taxa were calcicoles. Chin (1977, 1979) accepted the classification and similarly categorized plants on limestone in the Malay Peninsula into four groups, combining selective and prefeient plants, and he indicated the first two groups are mostly calcicoles.
Where does all the calcium go Evidence of an important regulatory role for trichomes in two calcicoles. Plant Cell Environ.