from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Composed of, containing, or characteristic of calcium carbonate, calcium, or limestone; chalky.
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- adj. Resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Partaking of the nature of lime; having the qualities of lime; containing lime; chalky: as, calcareous earth or stone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
Another concern is what the acid might do to the specific algae called calcareous coralline algae that holds the coral reefs together and act as a substrate or base upon which corals can grow.
Her work showed that carrizaleños were highly skilled builders, who used local resources (such as calcareous stone) for construction.
The oil in this composition, being dissolved by the lime, wholly disappears; and, uniting with the whole of the other ingredients, forms a kind of calcareous soap.
Thus, if the soil be too wet, it may be drained; if too loose and sandy, it may be rendered more consistent and retentive of water by the addition of clay or loam; it may be enriched by chalk, or any kind of calcareous earth.
These mangroves are bounded by calcareous deposits and limestone, which is the major soil formation in the area.
Lake Plain AVA consist of calcareous rich glacial-lacustrine sediments and high lime glacial till deposits in well drained to moderately drained soils with the ability to produce full bodied wines with character.
In these calcareous (limestone) formations are grand halls and rooms, narrow passages, underground rivers, stalactites and stalagmites where fossils of ancient plants and animals have been preserved among the calcified walls and ceilings, products of trickling water throughout thousands of years.
The cliffs had changed and here the limestone had given place to an almost vertical wall of blackish clay larded with calcareous stone.
Above and/or below some of the lakes are calcareous tufa dykes and shoals.
Its substrate is composed of anastomosing mudbanks and unconsolidated calcareous sediments over limestones and is one of the most active areas of modern carbonate sedimentation.