magniferous

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Etymology[edit]

magnesium +‎ -i- +‎ -ferous

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magniferous (comparative more magniferous, superlative most magniferous)

  1. (geology) Containing magnesium or magnesium compounds; magnesian
    The mineral proved to be a magniferous limestone.
  2. Misspelling of manganiferous.
    • 2005, Indian History[1], 21st ed. edition, →ISBN, page 69:
      The black colour was derived from magniferous haematite.
  3. (colloquial, dated) Magnificent
    • 1997, Margaret Mahy, “The Chewing Gum Rescue”, in Storyline: A Short Story Anthology[2], →ISBN, page 63:
      Have you tried Dr Gumption's NEW splendiferous magniferous gum?

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