siliceous

or si·li·cious

[ suh-lish-uh s ]
/ səˈlɪʃ əs /
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adjective

containing, consisting of, or resembling silica.
growing in soil rich in silica.

Nearby words

  1. silica glass,
  2. silicate,
  3. silicates,
  4. silication,
  5. silicatosis,
  6. silici-,
  7. silicic,
  8. silicic acid,
  9. silicide,
  10. siliciferous

Origin of siliceous

First recorded in 1650–60, siliceous is from the Latin word siliceus of flint or limestone. See silex, -eous

Related formsnon·si·li·ceous, adjectivenon·si·li·cious, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for siliceous

siliceous

silicious

/ (sɪˈlɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or containing abundant silicasiliceous deposits; a siliceous clay
(of plants) growing in or needing soil rich in silica
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Science definitions for siliceous

siliceous

[ sĭ-lĭshəs ]

Resembling or containing silica.
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