Meaning of CALCAREOUS in English


[] adj [L calcarius of lime, fr. calc-, calx] (1677) 1 a: resembling calcite or calcium carbonate esp. in hardness b: consisting of or containing calcium carbonate; also: containing calcium

2: growing on limestone or in soil impregnated with lime -- adv

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