Meaning of CALCAREOUS in English

CALCAREOUS

[ kal'kɛ:rɪəs ]

■ adjective

1》 containing calcium carbonate; chalky.

2》 Ecology (of vegetation) occurring on chalk or limestone.

Origin

C17: from L. calcarius (from calx , calc- 'lime') + -eous .

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