Auriferous definition

ô-rĭfər-əs
Containing gold; gold-bearing.
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Bearing or yielding gold.
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Containing or producing gold; gold-bearing.
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Origin of auriferous

  • From Latin aurifer gold-bearing aurum gold -fer -fer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aurifer (“gold-bearing”) + the English suffix -ous. The Latin term in turn derived from aurum (“gold”) + ferō (“I carry”).

    From Wiktionary