meaning of calcareous

calcareous meaning in General Dictionary

Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate composed of or containing calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime

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  • consists of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
  • Partaking associated with the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; composed of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.

calcareous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also calcarious, 1670s, from Latin calcarius "of lime," from calx (genitive calcis) "lime, limestone" (see chalk (n.)).


Sentence Examples with the word calcareous

On the bank of the Tiretaine there is a remarkable calcareous spring, the fountain of St Allyre, the copious deposits of which have formed a curious natural bridge over the stream.

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