Definition of arenaceous in English:

arenaceous

Line breaks: ar¦en|aceous
Pronunciation: /ˌarɪˈneɪʃəs
 
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adjective

Geology
  • 1Consisting of sand or sand-like particles.
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    • In the Stretton Hills and on the Long Mynd there is a sequence of largely arenaceous beds, the Longmyndian Supergroup, whose age is unknown.
    • Most of this arenaceous succession displays abundant trough and tabular cross-bedding.
    • The characteristics and depositional environments of these mostly arenaceous formations are summarized in Table 1.
  • 1.1 Biology (Of animals or plants) living or growing in sand.
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    • Massart speaks of it as occurring in the Algerian Sahara as a typical arenaceous plant.
    • He asked his botany teacher if spinach is considered an arenaceous plant.
    • The measurement of soil water content within the community shows that fugitive dunes can keep soil water effectively and that the selected drought-tolerant arenaceous plants, can survive under extreme drought conditions.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin arenaceus, from arena, harena 'sand'.

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