[luh-nif-er-uh s]


wool-bearing: sheep and other laniferous animals.

Origin of laniferous

1650–60; < Latin lānifer wool-bearing; see lani-, -ferous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for laniferous

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

British Dictionary definitions for laniferous


lanigerous (ləˈnɪdʒərəs)


biology bearing wool or fleecy hairs resembling wool

Word Origin for laniferous

C17: from Latin lānifer, from lāna wool
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