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siliceous

[suh-lish-uh s] /səˈlɪʃ əs/
adjective
1.
containing, consisting of, or resembling silica.
2.
growing in soil rich in silica.
Also, silicious
[suh-lish-uh s] /səˈlɪʃ əs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin siliceus of flint or limestone. See silex, -eous
Related forms
nonsiliceous, adjective
nonsilicious, adjective
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Examples from the web for siliceous
  • The rest is carried to the surface and is deposited upon the surrounding landscape as siliceous sinter or geyserite.
  • The lateral ridges are approximately determined by siliceous shale.
  • Dark-gray and greenish siliceous argillite, locally calcareous with quartzite prominent locally.
  • When the silica rich water splashes out of a geyser, the siliceous sinter deposits are known as geyserite.
  • Blends of siliceous and non-siliceous carbonate rocks will not be permitted.
British Dictionary definitions for siliceous

siliceous

/sɪˈlɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or containing abundant silica: siliceous deposits, a siliceous clay
2.
(of plants) growing in or needing soil rich in silica
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siliceous in Science
siliceous
  (sĭ-lĭsh'əs)   
Resembling or containing silica.
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