Argentiferous
Argentiferous Ar`gen*tif"er*ous, a. [L. argentum silver + -ferous: cf. F. argentif[`e]re.] Producing or containing silver; as, argentiferous lead ore or veins. [1913 Webster]

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  • argentiferous — [är΄jən tif′ər əs] adj. [< L argentum (see ARGENT) + FEROUS] containing or yielding silver [argentiferous ore] …   English World dictionary

  • argentiferous — adjective Date: 1801 containing silver …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • argentiferous — /ahr jeuhn tif euhr euhs/, adj. silver bearing. [1795 1805; < L argent(um) silver + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • argentiferous — adjective Containing or producing silver …   Wiktionary

  • argentiferous — bearing silver Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • argentiferous — adj. yielding silver; consisting of silver …   English contemporary dictionary

  • argentiferous — [ˌα:dʒ(ə)n tɪf(ə)rəs] adjective (of rocks or minerals) containing silver. Origin C18: from L. argentum silver + ferous …   English new terms dictionary

  • argentiferous — ar·gen·tif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • argentiferous — /adʒənˈtɪfərəs/ (say ahjuhn tifuhruhs) adjective silver bearing. {Latin argent(um) silver + iferous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • argentiferous — adj. containing natural deposits of silver. Etymology: L argentum + FEROUS …   Useful english dictionary

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