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Calcareous vs. Marl — What's the Difference?

Calcareous vs. Marl — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Calcareous and Marl

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Calcareous

Calcareous () is an adjective meaning "mostly or partly composed of calcium carbonate", in other words, containing lime or being chalky. The term is used in a wide variety of scientific disciplines.
Jun 18, 2022

Marl

Marl or marlstone is a carbonate-rich mud or mudstone which contains variable amounts of clays and silt. The term was originally loosely applied to a variety of materials, most of which occur as loose, earthy deposits consisting chiefly of an intimate mixture of clay and calcium carbonate, formed under freshwater conditions.
Jun 18, 2022

Calcareous

Composed of, containing, or characteristic of calcium carbonate, calcium, or limestone; chalky.
Jun 18, 2022

Marl

A crumbly mixture of clays, calcium and magnesium carbonates, and remnants of shells that is sometimes found under desert sands and used as fertilizer for lime-deficient soils.
Jun 18, 2022

Calcareous

Resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky.
Jun 18, 2022
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Marl

A yarn, especially a cotton yarn, having plies of different colors twisted together.
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Calcareous

Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.
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Marl

To fertilize with such a mixture.
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Calcareous

Composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
Jun 18, 2022

Marl

Made from this yarn
A blue marl T-shirt.
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Marl

A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and possibly sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy.
Jun 18, 2022

Marl

(transitive) To cover with the earthy substance called marl.
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Marl

To cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a pecular hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding.
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Marl

To overspread or manure with marl; as, to marl a field.
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Marl

A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See Greensand.
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Marl

A loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime
Jun 18, 2022

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