Culmiferous
Culmiferous Cul*mif"er*ous (k?l-m?f"?r-?s), a. [L. culmus stalk or stem + -ferous: cf. F. culmif[`e]re.] Having jointed stems or culms. [1913 Webster]

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  • Culmiferous — Cul*mif er*ous (k[u^]l*m[i^]f [ e]r*[u^]s), a. [2d culm + ferous.] (Min.) Containing, or abounding in, culm or glance coal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • culmiferous — /kul mif euhr euhs/, adj. having or producing culms. [1695 1705; CULM2 + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • culmiferous — bearing coal dust Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • culmiferous — /kʌlˈmɪfərəs/ (say kul mifuhruhs) adjective bearing culms …   Australian English dictionary

  • culmiferous — /kul mif euhr euhs/, adj. having or producing culms. [1695 1705; CULM2 + 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

  • culm — 1. n. 1 coal dust, esp. of anthracite. 2 Geol. strata under coal measures, esp. in SW England. Etymology: ME, prob. rel. to COAL 2. n. Bot. the stem of a plant, esp. of grasses. Derivatives: culmiferous adj. Etymology: L culmus stalk …   Useful english dictionary

  • culmi- — combining form Etymology: Latin culmus more at haulm : stalk : culm culmicolous culmiferous culmigenous …   Useful english dictionary

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