[ar-uh-ney-shuh s]


Geology, Petrology. (of rocks) sandlike; sandy.
Botany. growing in sand.

Nearby words

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  8. arendt,
  9. arendt, hannah,
  10. arene

Origin of arenaceous

1640–50; < Latin (h)arēnaceus. See arena, -aceous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for arenaceous



(of sedimentary rocks and deposits) composed of sand or sandstoneCompare argillaceous, rudaceous
(of plants) growing best in a sandy soil

Word Origin for arenaceous

C17: from Latin harēnāceus sandy, from harēna sand

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Science definitions for arenaceous



Resembling, derived from, or containing sand.
Growing in sandy areas.
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