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calcareous

[kal-kair-ee-uhs]
adjective
of, containing, or like calcium carbonate; chalky: calcareous earth.

Origin:
1670–80; variant of calcarious < Latin calcārius of lime; see calx, -arious

calcareously, adverb
calcareousness, noun
noncalcareous, adjective
subcalcareous, adjective
uncalcareous, adjective
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calcareous (kælˈkɛərɪəs)
 
adj
of, containing, or resembling calcium carbonate; chalky
 
[C17: from Latin calcārius, from calx lime]

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calcareous
1670s, from L. calcarius "of lime," from calx (gen. calcis) "lime, limestone" (see chalk).
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calcareous cal·car·e·ous (kāl-kâr'ē-əs)
adj.
Composed of, containing, or characteristic of calcium carbonate, calcium, or limestone; chalky.

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calcareous   (kāl-kâr'ē-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Composed of or containing calcium or calcium carbonate. Calcareous rocks contain as much as 50 percent calcium carbonate.
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