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  • resembling or containing calcium carbonate.
  • chalky.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cal*ca"re*ous (?), a. [L. calcarius pertaining to lime. See Calx.] Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.

Calcareous spar. See as Calcite.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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