PRONUNCIATION: (ar-uh-NIK-uh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: Living, growing, or burrowing in sand.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin harena/arena (sand) + colere (to inhabit). Earliest documented use: 1851.


ARENICOLONS - the lower intestines of people who ingest too much sand

DARENICOLOUS - to defy Santa Claus

ARSENICOLOUS - having eaten small doses of poison often enough to become tolerant of it