Meaning of CALCAREOUS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kal-ˈker-ē-əs ]


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

Date: 1677


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.