Graniferous Gra*nif"er*ous, a. [L. qranifer; granum grain + ferre to bear: cf. F. granif[`e]re.] Bearing grain, or seeds like grain. --Humble. [1913 Webster]

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  • graniferous — [grə nif′ər əs] adj. 〚< L granifer: see GRAIN & FEROUS〛 bearing grain * * * …   Universalium

  • graniferous — [grə nif′ər əs] adj. [< L granifer: see GRAIN & FEROUS] bearing grain …   English World dictionary

  • graniferous — [gra nɪf(ə)rəs] adjective Botany (of a plant) producing grain or a grain like seed. Origin C17: from L. granum grain + ferous …   English new terms dictionary

  • graniferous —   a. bearing grain or grainlike seeds …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • graniferous — adj. producing grain or a grainlike seed. Derivatives: graniform adj. Etymology: L granum GRAIN …   Useful english dictionary

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