-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.

anthocole (verb), anthocoles; anthocoled; anthocoling: flowers
Living within flowers; as some organisms.
anthocolous (adjective), more anthocolous, most anthocolous
Relating to being attracted to or feeding on flowers.
anthropocole (verb), anthropocoles; anthropocoled; anthropocoling: humans
1. Biting or blood-sucking by insects that feed on humans.
2. Living in close proximity to mankind.
aphidicole (verb), aphidicoles; aphidicoled; aphidicoling: aphids
Living among aggregations of aphids.
aphidicolous (adjective), more aphidicolous, most aphidicolous
aquaticole (verb), aquaticoles; aquaticoled; aquaticoling: water
Inhabiting or living in water or vegetation that exists in water.
aquaticolous (adjective), more aquaticolous, mostaquaticolous
A reference to living in water or water vegetation.
aquicolous (adjective), more aquicolous, most aquicolous
Pertaining to creatures living in water or on vegetation in the water.
arboricole (verb), arboricoles; arboricoled; arboricoling: trees
1. To live predominantly in trees or large woody shrubs.
2. Etymology: from French arboricole which came from Latin arbor, "tree" + colere, "to inhabit".
arboricoline (adjective), more arboricoline, mostarboricoline
Growing on trees.
arboricolous (adjective), more arboricolous, most arboricolous
arbusticole (verb), arbusticoles; arbusticoled; arbusticoling: shrubs, bushes
Inhabiting scattered shrubs and perennial herbs.
arbusticolous (adjective), more arbusticolous, most arbusticolous
Referring to shrub-like environments.
arenicole (verb), arenicoles; arenicoled; arenicoling: sand
Burrowing, living, or growing in sand.
arenicolous (adjective), more arenicolous, most arenicolous
A reference to growing and developing in sandy areas.

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.

You may take a self-scoring quiz over some of the words in this section by clicking on this -cole, -colus quiz to check your word knowledge for this unit or even learn some of the words via this quiz.

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