sal·​u·​tif·​er·​ous ˌsal-yə-ˈti-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce salutiferous (audio)

Examples of salutiferous in a Sentence

the thirsty wayfarer eagerly took a drink of the spring's salutiferous water

Word History


Latin salutifer, from salut-, salus + -i- + -fer -ferous

First Known Use

circa 1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salutiferous was circa 1540

Dictionary Entries Near salutiferous

Cite this Entry

“Salutiferous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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