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Related to arenaceous: argillaceous, rudaceous


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

[From Latin harēnāceus, arēnāceus, from harēna, arēna, sand; see arena.]


1. (Geological Science) (of sedimentary rocks and deposits) composed of sand or sandstone. Compare argillaceous, rudaceous
2. (Botany) (of plants) growing best in a sandy soil
[C17: from Latin harēnāceus sandy, from harēna sand]


(ˌær əˈneɪ ʃəs)

1. (of rocks) sandlike; sandy.
2. growing in sand.
[1640–50; < Latin (h)arēnaceus. See arena, -aceous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arenaceous - resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas; "arenaceous limestone"; "arenaceous grasses"
argillaceous, clayey - resembling or containing clay; "argillaceous rocks"
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The most widespread lithotypes are limestones and dolomites (34%), alluvial sediments and clays (22%), volcanic rocks (18%), and flysch deposits and arenaceous assemblages (17%) (Geoportale Nazionale, 2016).
0 to 29 m) and is described as a white, friable sandstone with well-rounded quartz grains; may contain scattered masses of calcite, celestite, and dolomite; and is interbedded with arenaceous dolomite with bands of chert (Wolfe, 2013).
According to these authors, this suballiance should include the pioneer, acidophilous, oligotrophic communities of the Bromion erecti on marly-clayey and arenaceous substrata; it was distinguished from the Polygalo-Bromenion BIONDI et al.
A three-fold subdivision of the Abbottabad Formation has emerged through this study; a) lower arenaceous unit (dominantly quartzite with subordinate pebbly conglomerate sandstone and siltstone) b) middle dolomitic unit (dominantly dolomite with subordinate quartzite siltstone and conglomerate) and c) upper quartzite unit.
In its middle part greenish grey to grayish shale has two interclations of thin bedded arenaceous unfossiliferous limestone and one medium bedded poorly fossiliferous limestone.
However, the firmness of these fruits was lower (below 10 N) when compared to the control 'Chiripa' peaches, which presented leatheriness (above 30 N) and were also characterized as having a dry and arenaceous quality.
Limestone Lithofacies-5 / Arenaceous / Argillaceous: Grey and Ferruginous Laterite/bauxite / kaolinite lithofacies-1: In most of the laterite rocks iron bearing minerals mask the non- ferruginous minerals, thereby making estimation difficult.
2004) Mamfe basin is largely covered by dense forestation, the type locality on the bank of the Cross River at Mamfe town in the Republic of Cameroun reveals thickly folded and faulted series of massive arkosic sandstone and grit having intercalations of marl, arenaceous limestone and shale (Reyment, 1965).
The study site is underlain by carbon-rich shale and arkosic sandstone of the Late Mississippian Horton Bluff Formation and the arenaceous sandstone of the Triassic Wolfville Formation.
Paralic arenaceous foraminifera from the Upper Cretaceous of the Benue Trough, Nigeria // Acta Paleontol.