crystalliferous

adjective

crys·​tal·​lif·​er·​ous
¦kristə¦lif(ə)rəs
: producing or bearing crystals

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crystalliferous. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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