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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Definitions for stelliferous

  1. having or abounding with stars.

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Citations for stelliferous
Holy stelliferous nights! Now you’re starting to get a glimpse of what I mean. You can see tens of thousands of individual stars, perhaps more. Phil Plait, "What Does 200 Billion Stars Really Mean?" Slate, October 12, 2014
If it was really Pierce's attempt to leave an organized something behind after his own annihilation, then it was part of her duty, wasn't it, to bestow life on what had persisted, to try to be what Driblette was, the dark machine in the center of the planetarium, to bring the estate into pulsing stelliferous Meaning, all in a soaring dome around her? Thomas Pynchon, The Crying Lot of 49, 1966
Origin of stelliferous
1575-1585
Stelliferous derives from the Latin stellifer meaning "star-bearing." It has been used in English since the late 1500s.