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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calcareous  \Cal*ca"re*ous\,  a.  [L.  calcarius  pertaining  to  lime. 
  See  {Calx}.] 
  Partaking  of  the  nature  of  calcite  or  calcium  carbonate; 
  consisting  of  or  containing,  calcium  carbonate  or  carbonate 
  of  lime. 
 
  {Calcareous  spar}.  See  as  {Calcite}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calcareous 
  adj  :  composed  of  or  containing  or  resembling  calcium  carbonate  or 
  calcite  or  chalk  [syn:  {chalky}] 




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