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melliferous

[muh-lif-er-uh s] /məˈlɪf ər əs/
adjective
1.
yielding or producing honey.
Origin of melliferous
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin mellifer honey-bearing (melli-, stem of mel honey + -fer -fer) + -ous
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melliferous

/mɪˈlɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
forming or producing honey
Word Origin
C17: from Latin mellifer, from mel honey + ferre to bear
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