What does the word calcareous mean?

Usage examples for calcareous

  1. Calcareous matter poured out by springs. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. Calcareous, consisting of, or containing, carbonate of lime. – A Manual of the Antiquity of Man by 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 by A.E. Nordenskieold