Usage examples "calcareous":
- Calcareous matter poured out by springs. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
- Calcareous, consisting of, or containing, carbonate of lime. - "A Manual of the Antiquity of Man", J. P. MacLean.
- The reason of this poverty ought perhaps to be sought in the want of chalk or basic calcareous rocks, which prevails in the parts of Japan which we visited. - "The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II", A.E. Nordenskieold.