- Geology, Petrology. (of rocks) sandlike; sandy.
- Botany. growing in sand.
Origin of arenaceous
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There is an arenaceous quality in the style which makes progress wearisome.English Critical Essays
Arenaceous Rocks include all sediments in which quartz sand is the most important constituent.
But there are other reasons for the comparative paucity of fossils in arenaceous strata, as we shall see presently.Geology
The arenaceous lamin are much hardened at the point of contact, and the clays are converted into siliceous schist.A Manual of Elementary Geology
The first are irregular and arenaceous masses, which pile themselves upon plants and solid bodies immerged in fresh water.The Ocean World:
C17: from Latin harēnāceus sandy, from harēna sand
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- Resembling, derived from, or containing sand.
- Growing in sandy areas.
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