Definition of ferrous
1 : of, relating to, or containing iron
2 : being or containing divalent iron
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Vale sees S11D bringing lower upkeep costs and higher margins, ferrous minerals director Peter Poppinga said in November.
Frehiwot Reta, the chef, ferments the bread for three days, and the result is fresh, springy, and tartly ferrous.
The sirloin and the prime rib were watery, without the ferrous edge of bull's blood.
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Origin and Etymology of ferrous
New Latin ferrosus, from Latin ferrum
First Known Use: 1755
FERROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ferrous for English Language Learners
: of, relating to, or containing iron
Medical Definition of ferrous
1: of, relating to, or containing iron
2: being or containing iron with a valence of two
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