auriferous

[ aw-rif-er-uh s ]
/ ɔˈrɪf ər əs /

adjective

yielding or containing gold.

Origin of auriferous

1720–30; < Latin aurifer gold-bearing (see auri-1, -fer) + -ous

Related forms

non·au·rif·er·ous, adjective
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auriferous

/ (ɔːˈrɪfərəs) /

adjective

(of rock) containing gold; gold-bearing

Word Origin for auriferous

C18: from Latin aurifer gold-bearing, from aurum gold + ferre to bear
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