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calcareous of, containing, or resembling calcium carbonate; chalky.
calciferous in chemistry, composed of, containing, or forming calcium, esp. calcium carbonate.
calcite a common, soft mineral that occurs in chalk, marble, and limestone and is composed of calcium carbonate.
calcium chloride a white crystalline compound, derived from calcium carbonate, that is used as a dehydrating agent, de-icer, and dust suppressant.
caliche a deposit of sand or clay in arid regions that is cemented by calcium carbonate and other soluble minerals.
limestone a sedimentary rock of calcium carbonate formed mostly from animal remains such as shells and used in building and in manufacturing cement, lime, and carbon dioxide.
marl a crumbly earthy deposit composed mostly of clay and calcium carbonate, used to improve acidic soils. [1/2 definitions]
pisolite a small, rounded, pea-sized mass of calcium carbonate. [1/2 definitions]
tufa a limestone usu. of calcium carbonate deposited by ground water, springs, lakes, or the like. [1/2 definitions]