Ferreous
Ferreous Fer"re*ous, a. [L. ferreus, fr. ferrum iron. Cf. {Farrier}, {Ferrous}.] Partaking of, made of, or pertaining to, iron; like iron. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • ferreous — [fer′ē əs] adj. [L ferreus < ferrum, iron + OUS] of, like, or containing iron …   English World dictionary

  • ferreous — /fer ee euhs/, adj. of, resembling, or containing iron: a ferreous alloy. [1640 50; < L ferreus, equiv. to ferr(um) iron + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ferreous — adj. [L. ferreus, of iron] The color metallic gray resembling polished iron …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ferreous — adjective Containing or resembling iron …   Wiktionary

  • ferreous — fer·re·ous || ferɪəs adj. containing iron; pertaining or relating to iron; like iron …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ferreous — fer·re·ous …   English syllables

  • ferreous —   a. containing, like or pertaining to iron …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ferreous — ˈferēəs adjective Etymology: Latin ferreus, from ferrum iron : of, like, or containing iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • Farrier — Far ri*er, n. [OE. farrour, ferrer, OF. ferreor, ferrier, LL. Ferrator, ferrarius equorum, from ferrare to shoe a horse, ferrum a horseshoe, fr. L. ferrum iron. Cf. {Ferreous}.] 1. A shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ferrary — Fer ra*ry, n. [L. ferraria iron works. See {Ferreous}.] The art of working in iron. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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