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A plant that does not grow well in lime-rich soil.
cal·cif′u·gal (-sĭf′yə-gəl), cal·cif′u·gous (-yə-gəs) adj.
(Botany) any plant that thrives in acid soils but not in lime-rich soils
cal•ci•fuge (ˈkæl səˌfyudʒ)
any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil.
cal•cif′u•gous (-ˈsɪf yə gəs) adj.
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