fer·​rif·​er·​ous fə-ˈri-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce ferriferous (audio)
: containing or yielding iron

Examples of ferriferous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mira spelled the following words correctly to remain in contention: Icarian, ornithology and ferriferous. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, 1 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferriferous was in 1796

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“Ferriferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferriferous. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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