from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- adjective Resembling, derived from, or containing sand.
- adjective Growing or living in sandy areas.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adjective Sandy; abounding in sand; having the properties of sand.
- adjective Figuratively, dry; arid.
- adjective Composed largely of sand or sandy particles.
It contains calcareous matter; the sandy soil grades down to a thick arenaceous "caliche" which is a layer of sand cemented into a limestone by interstitial deposition of calcium carbonate.
So again with land animals: the differences in their stations are those of different soils and neighbourhoods; some being best adapted to a calcareous, and others to an arenaceous soil.
We got up at six to get the bird into the oven, so it can be totally desiccated, friable, granular, sabulous, arenaceous, the way turkey always is.
Probably nine tenths of all the coast lines of the open ocean are formed of arenaceous material.
There is an arenaceous quality in the style which makes progress wearisome.
The word 'arenaceous' comes from a Latin word meaning 'arena sand'.