adj. yielding or bearing clay

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Argilliferous — Ar gil*lif er*ous, a. [L. argilla white clay + ferous.] Producing clay; applied to such earths as abound with argil. Kirwan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • argilliferous — |ärjə̇|lif(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: argill + ferous : producing or abounding in clay * * * argilliferous, a. (ɑːdʒɪˈlɪfərəs) [f. L. argill a clay + iferous: cf. F. argilifère.] Yielding or abounding in clay. c 1800 Kirwan is cited in Webster …   Useful english dictionary

  • argilliferous — ar·gil·lif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • argilliferous — /adʒəˈlɪfərəs/ (say ahjuh lifuhruhs) adjective containing clayey matter …   Australian English dictionary

  • argil —   n. clay, especially used in pottery.    ♦ argillaceous, argillous, a. containing clay; clay like.    ♦ argilliferous, a. yielding or containing clay.    ♦ argilloid, a. like clay …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • argill- — combining form or argilli or argillo Etymology: Middle English argill , from Latin, from argilla 1. : clay argilliferous …   Useful english dictionary

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