Byssiferous Bys*sif"er*ous, a. [Byssus + -ferous.] Bearing a byssus or tuft. [1913 Webster]

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  • byssiferous — having tufts or threads Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • byssiferous — bys·sif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • byssiferous — bə̇ˈsif(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: New Latin byssus + English i + ferous : having a byssus …   Useful english dictionary

  • byssus — noun a) An exceptionally fine and valuable fibre or cloth of ancient times. Originally used for fine flax and linens, its use was later extended to fine cottons, silks, and sea silk. b) The long fine silky filaments excreted by several mollusks… …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • byssus —   n. filamentous tuft ( beard ) by which molluscs attach themselves; fine flax and fabric woven from it.    ♦ byssaceous, a. consisting of fine threads; like a byssus.    ♦ byssal, a.    ♦ byssiferous, a. having a byssus; tufted.    ♦ byssine, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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