Meaning of CALCAREOUS in English



Pronunciation: kal- ' ker- ē - ə s

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin calcarius of lime, from calc-, calx

Date: 1677

1 a : resembling calcite or calcium carbonate especially in hardness b : consisting of or containing calcium carbonate also : containing calcium

2 : growing on limestone or in soil impregnated with lime

– cal · car · e · ous · ly adverb

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