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ferreous

[fer-ee-uh s] /ˈfɛr i əs/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or containing iron:
a ferreous alloy.
Origin of ferreous
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin ferreus, equivalent to ferr(um) iron + -eus -eous
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ferreous

/ˈfɛrɪəs/
adjective
1.
containing or resembling iron: a ferreous alloy, a ferreous substance
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ferreus made of iron, from ferrum iron
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