• WordNet 3.6
    • adj calcareous composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Calcareous Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calcareous Partaking of the nature of lime; having the qualities of lime; containing lime; chalky: as, calcareous earth or stone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Calcareous kal-kā′re-us like or containing chalk or lime, whether waters, rocks, or soils
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. calcarius, pertaining to lime. See Calx
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. calcarius, from calx, lime.


In literature:

Berber contains plenty of salt, which the natives find in some calcareous mountains between the desert and the fertile land.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar" by George Bethune English
The shell is calcareous and coarsely porous in older forms.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
Sometimes the enlarged tonsils undergo calcareous degeneration; in this case, nothing but their removal by a surgical operation is effectual.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Hammer made from a section of a broken rubbing or grinding stone of calcareous rock.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
On rocks other than calcareous.
"Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6" by Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington
The shores of Limestone Bay are covered with small fragments of calcareous stones.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1" by John Franklin
The clay rests on a white calcareous earth, and this on red sandstone.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The field was a calcareous clay soil.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Calcareous, or limy; 4.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
Very calcareous water must be freed from lime before use.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Compact calcareous rock, as far as I remember, appears to be subject to no injury from the weather.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
The entire tail was shielded by a series of calcareous rings, which made it perfectly flexible.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Not only does it give the bold and ivied tors which usually indicate calcareous rock.
"Lancashire" by Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
It is a bold mass of calcareous marl, forty to eighty feet in height, treeless and barren.
"Biblical Geography and History" by Charles Foster Kent
The most ancient have been constructed chiefly of sand-stone, and a few with calcareous stone.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
Prefers calcareous rocks or woods.
"Our British Snails" by John William Horsley
In the vicinity are large deposits of calcareous building stone, cement and fireclay, and there are coal mines 20 m. distant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
He decomposed precious stones and succeeded only in making a gross calcareous substance.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
Flowers in April and May; grows in woods, particularly on calcareous soils.
"Woodland Gleanings" by Charles Tilt
In one group are put all those sponges which have a skeleton of calcareous spicules, and this group is called the Calcarea.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In news:

Crops grown on calcareous soils often fall victim to chlorosis, an iron (Fe) deficiency that can lead to internervial yellowing in young leaves.
Crops grown on calcareous soils often fall victim to chlorosis , an iron (Fe) deficiency that can lead to internervial yellowing in young leaves.
The last few years have been rough on vintners because of cold weather, but Calcareous Vineyard in Paso Robles says this year brought one of the best crops its seen.
Says Jason Joyce, Wine-maker for Calcareous Vineyard.
In collaboration with organizations like Plug -In Partners and Plug -In Bay Area, CalCars is on a mission to persuade carmakers to mass-produce plug -in hybrid vehicles.