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Geology, Petrology. (of rocks) sandlike; sandy.
Botany. growing in sand.
Historical Examples

Such are the cotton-wood and the beech-grape, species which are usually confined to the arenaceous alluvions of valleys.
Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

There is an arenaceous quality in the style which makes progress wearisome.
English Critical Essays Various

The formation at and in the immediate vicinity of Melbourne, is of tertiary deposits associated with arenaceous older rocks.
Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1. J Lort Stokes

arenaceous Rocks include all sediments in which quartz sand is the most important constituent.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

The Arabs say that, once “submerged” beneath the arenaceous “flood,” a man loses the power to extricate himself.
The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid

The first are irregular and arenaceous masses, which pile themselves upon plants and solid bodies immerged in fresh water.
The Ocean World: Louis Figuier

But there are other reasons for the comparative paucity of fossils in arenaceous strata, as we shall see presently.
Geology James Geikie

The Arabs say that, once “submerged” beneath the arenaceous “flood”, a man loses the power to extricate himself.
The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid

Animated with life, this membrane is irritable and encloses the polyp; it becomes friable or arenaceous in drying.
The Ocean World: Louis Figuier

Fossil shells, Pterocles, found in arenaceous limestone (Durand).
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith

(of sedimentary rocks and deposits) composed of sand or sandstone Compare argillaceous, rudaceous
(of plants) growing best in a sandy soil

Resembling, derived from, or containing sand.

Growing in sandy areas.


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