-cola, -colas; -cole; -colent; -colid; -coline; -colous

(Latin: to inhabit; to live in, to live on, to live among; to dwell; living among, dwelling in; occurring on, occurring in)

Suffixes that refer to the location or an area of growth. Used primarily in botanical and biological terminology to indicate a plant or an organism that is characterized by a habitat or place of existence as indicated by the combining root.

The suffix -cole is derived from Latin colere, "to inhabit, to dwell, to live".

If you want to see more details about a "Source" link under any of the entries in this unit, click on it and you will be taken to the Bibliography of Habitat and Dwelling Environments unit and there you can find the book by scrolling down until you see the TITLE of the book in GREEN.

Don't confuse this -cole, -cola , "inhabit, live in, dwelling in" unit with the following cole-, coleo- (sheath, scabbard, vagina); coll-, col- (neck); collo-, coll- (glue); colo-, col- (colon, large intestine); and colon-, coln- (farm, settlement) units.

orocolous (adjective), more orocolous, most orocolous
Descriptive of life growing at high altitudes or in mountainous areas.
orthopterocola (s) (noun), orthopterocolas (pl)
Consisting of about 20,000 species of locusts, crickets, and grasshoppers which are found in almost all terrestrial habitats from subterranean burrows to tree canopies, and forests to deserts.
orthopterocole (verb), orthopterocoles; orthopterocoled; orthopterocoling
To be inhabited by grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, and katydids: "As crop pests, some of these insects orthopterocole crops and so they are of significant economic importance."
orthopterocolous (adjective), more orthopterocolous, most orthopterocolous
Descriptive of insects which are usually specialized for jumping and flying and many species produce sounds (stridulate) by rubbing their forewings or their back limbs together or their hind-limbs against their forewings: "The orthopterocolous grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and locusts are plant eaters and some are omnivorous, eating both animal, or insects, and vegetable foods."
ovarilicole (verb), ovarilicoles; ovarilicoled; ovarilicoling
To live in ovaries which is the egg-producing reproductive organs of such animals as birds.
ovarilicolous (adjective), more ovarilicolous, most ovarilicolous
oxylocole (verb), oxylocoles; oxylocoled; oxylocoling: humus
Dwelling and thriving in humus or humus-rich habitats.
pagocole (verb), pagocoles; pagocoled; pagocoling: foothills
Existing and thriving in foothills.
pagocolous (adjective), more pagocolous, most pagocolous
A reference to living in foothills or the relatively low hills on the lower slopes of mountains.
palmicole (verb), palmicoles; palmicoled; palmicoling: palm-trees
Growing upon or inhabiting palm-trees.
palmicolous (adjective), more palmicolous, most palmicolous
paludicola (s) (noun), paludicolas (pl)
paludicole (verb), paludicoles; paludicoled; paludicoling: marsh
Living in marshy habitats.
paludicoline (adjective), more paludicoline, most paludicoline
paludicolous (adjective), more paludicolous, most paludicolous

For more details about plants and animals living together, go to this Habitats for the Living page.

The list of books or the resources that were used to compile the information for this unit are available at this Bibliography of Habitat and Dwelling Environments unit.

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Related life, live-word units: anima-; bio-; vita-; viva-.