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ˌær əˈneɪ ʃəsare·na·ceous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arenaceous, sandy, sandlikeadjective

    resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas

    "arenaceous limestone"; "arenaceous grasses"


  1. arenaceousadjective


  2. arenaceousadjective

    Growing in sandy soil.

  3. Etymology: From arenaceus, from arena

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Arenaceousadjective

    Sandy; having the qualities of sand.

    Etymology: arena, Lat. sand.

    A piece of the stone of the same mines, of a yellowish brown colour, an arenaceous friable substance, and with some white spar mixed with it. John Woodward, on Fossils.


  1. arenaceous

    Arenaceous is a term used to describe something that is sandy or resembles sand, usually referring to the texture or composition of a substance. It is commonly used in geological and botanical contexts. For example, an arenaceous rock would be a rock composed mostly of sand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arenaceousadjective

    sandy or consisting largely of sand; of the nature of sand; easily disintegrating into sand; friable; as, arenaceous limestone

  2. Etymology: [L. arenaceus, fr. arena sand.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. arenaceous

    Sandy; partaking of the qualities of sand; brittle; as, arenaceous limestone, quartz, &c.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arenaceous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arenaceous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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