-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.

hylocole (verb), hylocoles; hylocoled; hylocoling
Living in forests.
hylocolous (adjective), more hylocolous, most hylocolous
lapidicole (lap" i dee KOHL) (verb), lapidicoles; lapidicoled; lapidicoling
Living or dwelling under or among stones: Beetles and other insects are known to lapidicole in rocky areas.
lapidicolous (adjective), more lapidicolous, most lapidicolous
Referring to living under rocks: Blind ground beetles dwell and survive quite well next to the soil below stones or boulders, and with time have taken on the aspects of cave inhabitants.
larvicole (verb), larvicoles; larvicoled; larvicoling: larvae
Living in the body of larvae or on them.

A larva (singular form), is the stage of development between hatching and the attainment of adult form or maturity of insects.

larvicolous (adjective), more larvicolous, most larvicolous
latebricole (verb), latebricoles; latebricoled; latebricoling
Living in holes.
leimicole (verb), leimicoles; leimicoled; leimicoling: wet meadows
Inhabiting wet meadows or moist grasslands.
leimicolous (adjective), more leimicolous, most leimicolous
lepidoptercola (s) (noun), lepidoptercolas (pl)
Species consisting of moths and butterflies.
lepidoptercole (verb), lepidoptercoles; lepidoptercoled; lepidoptercoling
Butterflies and moths flying around and going from place to place.
lepidoptercoline (adjective), more lepidoptercoline, most lepidoptercoline
A reference to insects that have minute, overlapping scales on their bodies and wings that are either brightly colored and flying by day; such as, butterflies, or moths that usually fly in the night and are usually not as colorful.
lichenicole (verb), lichenicoles; lichenicoled; lichenicoling
Dwelling in lichens.
lichenicolous (adjective), more lichenicolous, most lichenicolous
lignicole (verb), lignicoles; lignicoled; lignicoling: wood
Living on wood as some plants are seen to exist.

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-.