rupestrine


rupestrine
/rooh pes"trin/, adj. Biol.
living or growing on or among rocks.
Also, rupicolous.
[1885-90; < L rupes steep cliff, crag + -trine, extracted from LACUSTRINE]

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  • rupestrine — [ro͞o′pik′ə ləsro͞o pes′trin] adj. [< L rupes, rock (after LACUSTRINE) < base of rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] Biol. growing on or living among rocks: also rupicolous [ro͞o′pik′ə ləs] …   English World dictionary

  • rupestrine — ru·pes·trine …   English syllables

  • rupestrine — rüˈpestrə̇n adjective Etymology: Latin rupes rock + English trine (as in palustrine) : rupicolous * * * /rooh pes trin/, adj. Biol. living or growing on or among rocks. Also, rupicolous. [1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • rupestrine plant — noun plants growing among rocks • Syn: ↑rupestral plant, ↑rupicolous plant, ↑saxicolous plant • Hypernyms: ↑rock plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • ru|pic|o|line — «roo PIHK uh lyn», adjective. = rupestrine. (Cf. ↑rupestrine) ╂[< Latin rūpes rock + colere inhabit + English ine1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ru|pic|o|lous — «roo PIHK uh luhs», adjective. = rupestrine. (Cf. ↑rupestrine) …   Useful english dictionary

  • rupicolous — /rooh pik euh leuhs/, adj. rupestrine. [1855 60; < L rup(es) crag + I + COLOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rupestrian —   n. made of, or written on, rock.    ♦ rupestral, a.    ♦ rupestrine, a. living on or in rocks …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rupicoline —   a. rupestrine …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rupicolous —   a. rupestrine …   Dictionary of difficult words


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