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Anemones and calcareous tube worms retract their tentacles.
In 1989, Robert Haas and the famed Perrin family in France discovered Paso’s secret, that these calcareous, limestone-rich soils mimic the conditions of the Rhône Valley in southern France.
Soils differ dramatically in different parts of the AVA, from the highly calcareous hills out near us to sand, loam and alluvial soils in the Estrella River basin.
Bryozoans, considered a canary in the coal mine for magnesium-abundant marine animals with calcareous skeletons, thrive in California kelp forests.
And speaking of sparkling wine, some terrific bottles now come from the south coast of England, where the pale calcareous soil—picture the White Cliffs of Dover—is very much like the famous chalky terrain of France’s Champagne region.
It was covered in red and orange corals and calcareous marine algae.
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Origin and Etymology of calcareous
Latin calcarius of lime, from calc-, calx
First Known Use: 1677See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of calcareous
1: resembling calcite or calcium carbonate especially in hardness
2: consisting of or containing calcium carbonate; also : containing calcium
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