cupriferous

[ kyoo-prif-er-uh s, koo- ]
/ kyuˈprɪf ər əs, ku- /

adjective

containing or yielding copper.

Origin of cupriferous

First recorded in 1775–85; cupri- + -ferous
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cupriferous
/ (kjuːˈprɪfərəs) /

adjective

(of a substance such as an ore) containing or yielding copper
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