Definition of metallicolous in English:

metallicolous

adjective

Ecology
  • Of a plant: living in or tolerant of an environment containing high levels of heavy metals.

Pronunciation

metallicolous

/mɪˈtalɪkələs/ /mɪˈtalɪk(ə)ləs/

Origin

1970s. From classical Latin metallum metal + -i- + -colous.