What is another word for saxatile?

4 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ sˈaksɐtˌa͡ɪl], [ sˈaksɐtˌa‍ɪl], [ s_ˈa_k_s_ɐ_t_ˌaɪ_l]

Saxatile is an adjective that describes plants that grow on rocky or stony ground. Synonyms for saxatile include rocky, stony, craggy, rugged, rocky outcropping, boulder-strewn, stony soil, pebbly, rocky terrain, and rocky landscape. These synonyms are all related to the idea of vegetation growing in difficult, rocky conditions, and they convey the same meaning as saxatile. Alternative words such as rocky outcropping and craggy suggest a more harsh landscape, whereas pebbly and stony soil refer to the texture of the ground that plants are growing on. Nonetheless, each of these synonyms is a good fit for describing the type of habitat where saxatile plants are found.

Synonyms for Saxatile:

What are the hypernyms for Saxatile?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Saxatile

J. F., on a variety of Bembidium saxatile, 60. Definition of the term 'species,' 4; of the term 'variety,' 4. Delphax, on the development of the wings of, 45. Dermestes vulpinus, Fabr.
"On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta ; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of Genera"
Thomas Vernon Wollaston

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