auriferous

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From Latin aurifer (gold-bearing) + the English suffix -ous. The Latin term in turn derived from aurum (gold) + ferō (I carry).

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auriferous (comparative more auriferous, superlative most auriferous)

  1. Containing or producing gold; gold-bearing
    • Thomson
      whence many a bursting stream auriferous plays

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