Calcariferous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Calcariferous Lime-yielding; calciferous
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calcariferous In geology and mineralogy, lime-yielding: as, calcariferous strata. Also applied to petrifying springs charged with carbonate of lime, which is deposited as a crust of calcareous tufa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Calcariferous better Calcif′erous, containing lime
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. calcarius, of lime + ferous,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. calcarius, from calx, lime.