arenaceous

[ar-uh-ney-shuhs]
adjective
1.
Geology, Petrology. (of rocks) sandlike; sandy.
2.
Botany. growing in sand.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin (h)arēnaceus. See arena, -aceous

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arenaceous (ˌærɪˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  argillaceous Compare rudaceous (of sedimentary rocks and deposits) composed of sand or sandstone
2.  (of plants) growing best in a sandy soil
 
[C17: from Latin harēnāceus sandy, from harēna sand]

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arenaceous   (ār'ə-nā'shəs)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Resembling, derived from, or containing sand.

  2. Growing in sandy areas.


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Consists mainly of fine-grained, dark gray arenaceous rock with well developed slaty cleavage.
Contains rare molds of small mollusks and arenaceous foraminifera.
Upper part characterized by rapid alternations of argillaceous and arenaceous layers and shallow water features.
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