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ferreous

[fer-ee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. 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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  • 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

ferreous

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

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