ferreous

[ fer-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈfɛr i əs /

adjective

of, resembling, or containing iron: a ferreous alloy.

Origin of ferreous

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

adjective

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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