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English Dictionary: calcareous by the DICT Development Group
2 results for calcareous
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
    Synonym(s): calcareous, chalky
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Calcareous \Cal*ca"re*ous\, a. [L. calcarius pertaining to lime.
      See {Calx}.]
      Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate;
      consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate
      of lime.
      {Calcareous spar}. See as {Calcite}.
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