arenaceous

  • 1 Arenaceous — Ar e*na ceous, a. [L. arenaceus, fr. arena sand.] Sandy or consisting largely of sand; of the nature of sand; easily disintegrating into sand; friable; as, arenaceous limestone. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 arenaceous — [ar΄ə nā′shəs, er΄ə nā′shəs] adj. [L arenaceus: see ARENA] 1. sandy 2. growing in sand …

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  • 3 arenaceous — adjective Etymology: Latin arenaceus, from arena Date: 1646 1. resembling, made of, or containing sand or sandy particles 2. growing in sandy places …

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  • 4 arenaceous — adj. [L. arena, sand; aceus, having the nature of] Sandy, or the nature of sand …

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  • 5 arenaceous — /ar euh nay sheuhs/, adj. 1. Geol., Petrol. (of rocks) sandlike; sandy. 2. Bot. growing in sand. [1640 50; < L (h)arenaceus. See ARENA, ACEOUS] * * * …

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  • 6 arenaceous — adjective a) Sandy. b) Growing in sandy soil …

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  • 7 arenaceous — Sandy; of sandlike consistency. [L. arena, sand] * * * ar·e·na·ceous .ar ə nā shəs adj resembling, made of, or containing sand or sandy particles * * * ar·e·na·ceous (ar″ə naґshəs) sandy; gritty …

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  • 8 arenaceous — adj. resembling or containing sand particles, of or pertaining to sand …

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  • 9 arenaceous — [ˌarɪ neɪʃəs] adjective 1》 Geology consisting of sand or sand like particles. 2》 Biology living or growing in sand. Origin C17: from L. arenaceus, from arena sand …

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  • 10 arenaceous — a. Sandy, arenose, arenarious …

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  • 11 arenaceous — ar·e·na·ceous …

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  • 12 arenaceous — ar•e•na•ceous [[t]ˌær əˈneɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) gel pet (of rocks) sandlike; sandy 2) bot growing in sand • Etymology: 1640–50; < L (h)arēnaceus. See arena, aceous …

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  • 13 arenaceous — /ærəˈneɪʃəs/ (say aruh nayshuhs) adjective 1. sand like; sandy. 2. of or relating to sedimentary rock composed of sand particles and others down to 0.002 mm in diameter. {Latin arēnāceus sandy} …

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  • 14 arenaceous —   a. like or consisting of sand; growing in sand …

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  • 15 arenaceous — adj. 1 (of rocks) containing sand; having a sandy texture. 2 sandlike. 3 (of plants) growing in sand. Etymology: L arenaceus (as ARENA, ACEOUS) …

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  • 16 arenaceous rock — noun a sedimentary rock composed of sand • Hypernyms: ↑sedimentary rock • Hyponyms: ↑sandstone …

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  • 17 sandlike — adjective resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas arenaceous limestone arenaceous grasses • Syn: ↑arenaceous, ↑sandy • Ant: ↑argillaceous (for: ↑ …

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  • 18 -aceous — suffix forming adjectives, esp. from nouns in acea, aceae (herbaceous; rosaceous). Etymology: L aceus: see ACEA * * * |āshəs adjective suffix Etymology: Latin aceus : characterized by arenaceous argillaceous …

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  • 19 Lafonia — is a peninsula forming the southern part of East Falkland, the largest of the Falkland Islands.Geography and geologyShaped like the letter E , it is joined to the northern part of the island by a 4 km narrow isthmus; were this isthmus to be… …

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  • 20 Geological history of India — The geological history of India started with the geological evolution of rest of the Earth i.e. 4.57 bya (billion years ago). India has a diverse geology. Different regions in India contain rocks of all types belonging to different geologic… …

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