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[jip-sif-er-uh s]
  1. containing gypsum.
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Origin of gypsiferous

First recorded in 1840–50; gyps(um) + -i- + -ferous
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Examples from the Web for gypsiferous

Historical Examples

  • Wherever the gypsiferous marls of the Calchaqui are near the surface, the springs are saline.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis

  • This result is attributed to the connection of the lake with rocks of the gypsiferous series.

  • They were laid in gypsiferous clay, a mass of which lay close to the southwest corner.