Margaritiferous Mar`ga*ri*tif"er*ous, a. [L. margaritifer; margarita pearl + ferre to bear: cf. F. margaritif[`e]re.] Producing pearls. [1913 Webster]

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  • margaritiferous — pearl bearing Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • margaritiferous — margaritifˈerous adjective Pearl bearing • • • Main Entry: ↑margarin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • margaritaceous —   a. pearl like.    ♦ margaritiferous, a. yielding pearls …   Dictionary of difficult words

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