resembling or containing sand particles, of or pertaining to sand
\ar`e*na"ceous\ (&?;), a. [l. arenaceus, fr. arena sand.] sandy or consisting largely of sand; of the nature of sand; easily disintegrating into sand; friable; as, arenaceous limestone.
Arenite (Latin Arena, sand) is a sedimentary clastic rock with sand grain size between 0.0625 mm (0.00246 in) and 2 mm (0.08 in) and contain less than 15% matrix. The related adjective is arenaceous. The equivalent Greek-derived term is psammite, though this is more commonly used for metamorphosed sediments.
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1. resembling or containing sand; or growing in sandy areas; "arenaceous limestone"; "arenaceous grasses"
(synonym) sandy, sandlike
(antonym) argillaceous, clayey
pertaining to sand or sandy rocks (as, arenaceous shale).
Sandy or consisting largely of sand; of the nature of sand; easily disintegrating into sand; friable; as, arenaceous limestone.
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