Limestone vs Calcareous - What's the difference?

limestone | calcareous |


As adjectives the difference between limestone and calcareous

is that limestone is made of or with limestone while calcareous is resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.

As a noun limestone

is (mineralogy) an abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments; primarily composed of calcite (caco₃); it occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous.

limestone

Noun

  • (mineralogy) An abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments; primarily composed of calcite (CaCO?); it occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous.
  • Hyponyms

    * (mineralogy) bluestone, burrstone, calp, coquina, coral rag, chalk, malm, travertine, tufa

    See also

    * karst

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Made of or with limestone.
  • *
  • *:The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  • Anagrams

    * milestone

    calcareous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.