-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.

graminifolious (adjective), more graminifolious, most graminifolious
A reference to bearing or having leaves similar to the stems or leaves of grass.
halicole (verb), halicoles; halicoled; halicoling
To live in a place with a high salt content.
halicoline (adjective), more halicoline, most halicoline
A reference to a plant living in a habitat with high salt content.
halicolous (adjective), more halicolous, most halicolous
A reference to a plant living in a habitat with a high salt content.
herbicole (verb), herbicoles; herbicoled; herbicoling: plants
Living predominantly in plant habitats.
herbicolous (adjective), more herbicolous, most herbicolous
horticole (verb), horticoles; horticoled; horticoling: garden
Living and growing in gardens.
horticolous (adjective), more horticolous, most horticolous
A reference to plants that inhabit and exist in gardens.
humicole (verb), humicoles; humicoled; humicoling: soil
Living on or in the soil.
hydrocole (verb), hydrocoles; hydrocoled; hydrocoliong: swamps, marshes
Living in swamps, marshes, or other wet habitats or environments.
hydrocolous (adjective), more hydrocolous, most hydrocolous
hygrocole (verb), hygrocoles; hygrocoled; hygrocoling
Living in moist or damp habitats as some plants and animals do.
hygrocolous (adjective), more hygrocolous, most hygrocolous
A reference to organisms living in moist places.
hylacole (verb), hylacoles; hylacoled; hylacoling: trees
Living among trees, or in woodland or forest areas.
hylacolous (adjective), more hylacolous, most hylacolous

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-.