from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In ornithology:
- noun A disused specific name of several shore-birds or limicoline species of Scolopacidæ, as the redshank, Totanus calidris.
- noun A generic name of the turnstone, Strepsilas interpres.
- noun A generic name of the sanderling, Calidris arenaria.
- noun The specific name of the same. Linnœus, 1758, and most modern writers.
- noun A genus of bivalve mollusks, of the family Tellinidœ: synonymous with Scrobicularia.
- noun In botany, an unimportant genus of low herbs, of the natural order Caryophyllaceœ, allied to the chickweeds; the sandworts.
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- noun turnstones
- noun sandworts
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The mobile outer dunes are sparsely vegetated with marram grass Ammophila arenaria, and camarina Corema album, with buckthorn-juniper Rhamno-Juniperetum macrocarpas communities The dry dunes inland have Rhamno-Juniperetum sophora communities.
Introduced weeds such as gorse (Ulex europaeus), Chilean guava (Ugni molinae), and marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) are all problematic as well.
Artemisia arenaria and Agropyron fragile predominate on small sandy massifs.
Marram (Ammophilia arenaria) is a serious weed problem on the coastal dunes and Canadian pondweed (Elodea canadensis) is problematic in freshwater ecosystems.
Opuntia arenaria (Opuntia polyacantha v. arenaria)
That the _arenaria_ were considered as burying places in the time of
The sand-pit roads, or _arenaria_, ran for miles parallel to the high roads, and were probably used by the carters in preference to the open roads in hot weather, as they are always cool.
But the cultivation of the sand-rush, _arundo arenaria_, has done what the other "devises" failed to do; and the rushy towans have now provided an ideal golf-course, which prospers though the little town is somnolent.
Psamma (Ammophila) arenaria, Tussilago, Farfara, and Asperula odorata, multiply very readily by means of stolons; or others, such as Cirsium arvense, and Sonchus arvensis, produce buds from their roots; or yet others produce numerous seeds which are easily dispersed and may remain for a long time capable of germinating, as is the case with Calluna,
Their tomb was in fact in a disused sandpit (arenaria) near this catacomb.