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kælˈkɛər i əscal·care·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calcareous, chalkyadjective

    composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk


  1. calcareousadjective

    Resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.

  2. Etymology: From calcarius, derived from calx. Similar to calcium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calcareousadjective

    partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime

  2. Etymology: [L. calcarius pertaining to lime. See Calx.]


  1. Calcareous

    Calcareous is an adjective meaning mostly or partly composed of calcium carbonate, in other words, containing lime or being chalky. The term is used in a wide variety of scientific disciplines.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calcareous

    kal-kā′re-us, adj. like or containing chalk or lime, whether waters, rocks, or soils.—n. Calcā′reousness.—adj. Calcarif′erous, better Calcif′erous, containing lime. [L. calcarius, from calx, lime.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calcareous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calcareous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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