Laniferous
Laniferous La*nif"er*ous, n. [L. lanifer; lana wool + ferre to bear: cf. F. lanif[`e]re.] Bearing or producing wool. [1913 Webster]

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  • laniferous — [lənij′ər əslə nif′ər əs] adj. [< L lanifer (< lana, WOOL + ferre, BEAR1) + OUS] bearing wool or fine hairs resembling wool; fleecy: also lanigerous [lənij′ər əs] …   English World dictionary

  • laniferous — /leuh nif euhr euhs/, adj. wool bearing: sheep and other laniferous animals. [1650 60; < L lanifer wool bearing; see LANI , FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • laniferous — wool bearing Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • laniferous — adj. woolly, bearing wool …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laniferous — adj. (also lanigerous) wool bearing. Etymology: L lanifer, ger f. lana wool …   Useful english dictionary

  • la|nig|er|ous — «luh NIHJ uhr uhs», adjective. = laniferous. (Cf. ↑laniferous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • lani- — a combining form meaning wool, used in the formation of compound words: laniferous. [ < LL, comb. form of lana WOOL; akin to Gk lênos wool] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • lan- — combining form or lani or lano Etymology: Latin lan , lani , from lana more at wool : wool lan …   Useful english dictionary

  • lani- — see lan * * * a combining form meaning wool, used in the formation of compound words: laniferous. [ < LL, comb. form of lana WOOL; akin to Gk lênos wool] …   Useful english dictionary

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