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petroliferous

[pe-truh-lif-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. (of a rock or geologic formation) containing or yielding petroleum.
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Origin of petroliferous

First recorded in 1885–90; petrol(eum) + -i- + -ferous
Related formsnon·pet·ro·lif·er·ous, adjective
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