Umbriferous
Umbriferous Um*brif"er*ous, a. [L. umbrifer; umbra a shade + ferre to bear.] Casting or making a shade; umbrageous. -- {Um*brif"er*ous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • umbriferous — umbriferously, adv. /um brif euhr euhs/, adj. casting or making shade. [1610 20; < L umbrifer shade bringing, shady (umbri , comb. form of umbra shade + fer FER) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • umbriferous — giving or bearing shade Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • umbriferous — [ʌm brɪf(ə)rəs] adjective literary providing shade. Origin C17: from L. umbrifer + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • umbriferous — um·brif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • umbriferous — /ʌmˈbrɪfərəs/ (say um brifuhruhs) adjective casting or making shade. {Latin umbrifer shade bearing + ous} –umbriferously, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • umbriferous — adj. formal providing shade. Etymology: L umbrifer f. umbra shade: see FEROUS …   Useful english dictionary

  • Umbriferously — Umbriferous Um*brif er*ous, a. [L. umbrifer; umbra a shade + ferre to bear.] Casting or making a shade; umbrageous. {Um*brif er*ous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • umbrage —   n. offence; shade; foliage.    ♦ umbrageous, a. shady; offended.    ♦ umbratile, a. shadowy; unreal; secluded; giving shade.    ♦ umbriferous, a. giving shade.    ♦ umbrous, a. shady …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • um|brif´er|ous|ly — um|brif|er|ous «uhm BRIHF uhr uhs», adjective. giving shade; umbrageous: »whiling away an afternoon lying under the umbriferous bows of an old elm. ╂[< Latin umbrifer (< umbra shade + ferre to bear) + English ous] –um|brif´er|ous|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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