Definition of limicoline in English:

limicoline

Pronunciation /lʌɪˈmɪkəˌlʌɪn/ /lʌɪˈmɪkəlɪn/

See synonyms for limicoline

adjective

Zoology
  • Mud-loving, mud-dwelling; especially of or relating to waders or shorebirds; designating sandpipers, plovers, and related birds, formerly placed in a group Limicolae. Compare limicole , limicolous .

noun

Zoology
  • A limicoline bird; a mud-dwelling organism.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. From scientific Latin Limicolae + -ine.