Meaning of -COLOUS in English

-COLOUS

a combining form meaning "inhabiting" the thing or place specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: nidicolous.

[ -col ( a ), comb. form repr. colere to inhabit (cf. COLONUS) + -OUS ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .