-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.

fimicole (verb), fimicoles; fimicoled; fimicoling: dung
Growing in or on piles of dung.
fimicoline (adjective), more fimicoline, most fimicoline
fimicolous (adjective), more fimicolous, most fimicolous
fluvicole (verb), fluvicoles; fluvicoled; fluvicoling: river
fluvicoline (adjective), more fluvicoline, most fluvicoline
Inhabiting or frequenting rivers or streams; said of certain birds, fishes, mollusks, etc.
folicaulicole (verb), folicaulicoles; folicaulicoled; folicaulicoling
Living attached to leaves and stems: "Fungus and lichens folicaulicole on the small branches and buds of various plants."
folicaulicoline (adjective), more folicaulicoline, most folicaulicoline
folicaulicolous (adjective), more folicaulicolous, most folicaulicolous
A reference to that which grows on leaves and stems: "Certain fungi and lichens are folicaulicolous inhabitants on plants."
folicole (verb), folicoles; folicoled; folicoling: leaf, leaves
Growing, or living, on leaves.
folicoline (adjective), more folicoline, most folicoline
folicolous (adjective), more folicolous, most folicolous
foliicole (verb), foliicoles; foliicoled; foliicoling: dry fruit
Living in dry fruit that contains many seeds which are released when ripe.
foliicolous (adjective), more foliicolous, most foliicolous
forbicole (verb), forbicoles; forbicoled; forbicoling: leaf, leaves
Living or existing on broad-leafed plants.
forbicoline (adjective), more forbicoline, most forbicoline
Living on broad-leaved plants or herbs.

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-.