melliferous

[ muh-lif-er-uh s ]
/ məˈlɪf ər əs /

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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