ferreous

[fer-ee-uh s]

Origin of ferreous

1640–50; < Latin ferreus, equivalent to ferr(um) iron + -eus -eous
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ferreous

adjective
  1. containing or resembling irona ferreous alloy; a ferreous substance

Word Origin for ferreous

C17: from Latin ferreus made of iron, from ferrum iron
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