laniferous

[ luh-nif-er-uhs ]
/ ləˈnɪf ər əs /

adjective

wool-bearing: sheep and other laniferous animals.

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Origin of laniferous

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

Words nearby laniferous

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British Dictionary definitions for laniferous

laniferous

lanigerous (ləˈnɪdʒərəs)

/ (ləˈnɪfərəs) /

adjective

biology bearing wool or fleecy hairs resembling wool

Word Origin for laniferous

C17: from Latin lānifer, from lāna wool
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