adj. [L. arena, sand; -aceus, having the nature of]
Sandy, or the nature of sand.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • arenaceous — adj. resembling or containing sand particles, of or pertaining to sand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 …   English new terms dictionary

  • arenaceous — a. Sandy, arenose, arenarious …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • arenaceous — ar·e·na·ceous …   English syllables

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