: producing or bearing crystals

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary crystall- + -i- + -ferous; probably originally formed as French cristallifère

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crystalliferous was in 1817

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“Crystalliferous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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