Calcariferous
Calcariferous Cal`ca*rif"er*ous, a. [L. calcarius of lime + ferous.] Lime-yielding; calciferous [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • calcariferous — /kal keuh rif euhr euhs/, adj. Biol. bearing a spur or spurs. [1850 55; < L calcar CALCAR1 + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • calcariferous — adjective calciferous …   Wiktionary

  • calcariferous — having or bearing spurs Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • calcariferous — /kælkəˈrɪfərəs/ (say kalkuh rifuhruhs) adjective Biology bearing a spur or spurs. {calcar + (i)ferous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • calcariferous —   a. spurred.    ♦ calcariform,    ♦ calcarine a. spur shaped …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • calcariferous — /kal keuh rif euhr euhs/, adj. Biol. bearing a spur or spurs. [1850 55; < L calcar CALCAR1 + I + FEROUS] …   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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”