Meaning of CALCAREOUS in English

CALCAREOUS

— calcareously , adv. — calcareousness , n.

/kal kair"ee euhs/ , adj.

of, containing, or like calcium carbonate; chalky: calcareous earth.

[ 1670-80; var. of calcarious calcarius of lime; see CALX, -ARIOUS ]

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