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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calciferous  \Cal*cif"er*ous\,  a.  [L.  calx,  calcis,  lime  + 
  -ferous.] 
  Bearing,  producing,  or  containing  calcite,  or  carbonate  of 
  lime. 
 
  {Calciferous  epoch}  (Geol.),  an  epoch  in  the  American  lower 
  Silurian  system,  immediately  succeeding  the  Cambrian 
  period.  The  name  alludes  to  the  peculiar  mixture  of 
  calcareous  and  siliceous  characteristics  in  many  of  the 
  beds.  See  the  Diagram  under  {Geology}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calciferous 
  adj  :  bearing  or  producing  or  containing  calcium  or  calcium 
  carbonate  or  calcite 




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