Part of speech: adjective

Of, containing, or like lime or limestone.

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Usage examples "calcareous":

  1. Calcareous matter poured out by springs. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  2. Calcareous, consisting of, or containing, carbonate of lime. - "A Manual of the Antiquity of Man", J. P. MacLean.
  3. 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.