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Friday, December 13, 2013

Definitions for umbriferous

  1. casting or making shade.

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Citations for umbriferous
Its white umbriferous blooms cover fields, ditches, and anywhere it can. Wesley Henry, A Pilgrim's Path, 2007
Every city front or rear yard should be ornamented with one or two of these fruitiferous and umbriferous trees. George J. Drews, Unfired Foods and Hygienic Dietetics for Prophylactic (preventative) Feeding, 1909
Origin of umbriferous
Umbriferous comes from the Latin word umbra meaning "shade," and is related to the word "umbrella."