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laniferous

[luh-nif-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. wool-bearing: sheep and other laniferous animals.
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Origin of laniferous

1650–60; < Latin lānifer wool-bearing; see lani-, -ferous
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Related Words

furry, hairy, woolen, downy, fleecy, flocculent, soft, lanate, laniferous, lanose

British Dictionary definitions for laniferous

laniferous

lanigerous (ləˈnɪdʒərəs)

adjective
  1. biology bearing wool or fleecy hairs resembling wool
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin lānifer, from lāna wool
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