[ fer-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈfɛr i əs /
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of, resembling, or containing iron: a ferreous alloy.
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Origin of ferreous
1640–50; <Latin ferreus, equivalent to ferr(um) iron + -eus-eous
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Example sentences from the Web for ferreous
It is in this stuff, or sandy and ferreous cement, that the gold occurs.Impressions of South Africa|James Bryce
British Dictionary definitions for ferreous
/ (ˈfɛrɪəs) /
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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