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melliferous

[ muh-lif-er-uhs ]
/ məˈlɪf ər əs /
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adjective
yielding or producing honey.
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Origin of melliferous

1650–60; <Latin mellifer honey-bearing (melli-, stem of mel honey + -fer-fer) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for melliferous

melliferous

mellific (mɪˈlɪfɪk)

/ (mɪˈlɪfərəs) /

adjective
forming or producing honey

Word Origin for melliferous

C17: from Latin mellifer, from mel honey + ferre to bear
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