arenaceous

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ar·e·na·ceous

 (ăr′ə-nā′shəs)
adj.
1. Resembling, derived from, or containing sand.
2. Growing or living in sandy areas.

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

arenaceous

(ˌærɪˈneɪʃəs)
adj
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]

ar•e•na•ceous

(ˌær əˈneɪ ʃəs)

adj.
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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