Ferous meaning

fərəs
Bearing; producing; containing.

Carboniferous.

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Bearing, producing.

Coniferous.

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Producing the specified material.
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Containing the specified material.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ferous - iferous

Origin of ferous

  • L -fer < ferre, bear + -ous

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • –fer –ous

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

  • Latin ferus. See fierce and feral.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin ferō.

    From Wiktionary