auriferous

[ aw-rif-er-uh s ]
/ ɔˈrɪf ər əs /

adjective

yielding or containing gold.

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Origin of auriferous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM auriferous

non·au·rif·er·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for auriferous

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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