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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Definitions for auriferous

  1. yielding or containing gold.

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Citations for auriferous
Of the mineral products by far the most important is gold, and it may be conceded that this is a highly auriferous region. Richard Austin Freeman, Travels and Life in Ashanti and Jaman, 1898
Here, gold on black, certain moral precepts of Confucius crawl up the walls like so many auriferous spiders. Edgar Wallace, "The Slums of Johannesburg," The Southland Times, November 7, 1903
Origin of auriferous
1720-1730
Auriferous derives from the Latin word for "gold," aurum. It entered English in the mid-1700s.