Adjective "arenaceous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌarɪˈneɪʃəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Consisting of sand or sand-like particles.
  1. 'The characteristics and depositional environments of these mostly arenaceous formations are summarized in Table 1.'
  2. 'In the forest area in Simian Mountain, there are quite a number of streams, waterfalls, lakes and arenaceous red rock topographic features.'
  3. 'Massart speaks of it as occurring in the Algerian Sahara as a typical arenaceous plant.'

Definitions

1. Geology, Petrology. (of rocks) sandlike; sandy.

2. Botany. growing in sand.

More examples(as adjective)

"beds can be arenaceous."

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin arenaceus, from arena, harena ‘sand’.