Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bearing or producing silver.

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  • adj. Containing or producing silver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing or containing silver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing or containing silver: as, argentiferous ore, veins, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. containing or yielding silver

Etymologies

-iferous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If the rock prove argentiferous I should hope to strike virgin silver in the capillary or aborescent shape below.

    The Land of Midian

  • The Sambúk received a cargo of quarrymen and sacks, in order to ship at Makná the “argentiferous galena” and other rocks left by Lieutenant Yusuf and M. Philipin upon the shore; and, that done, she was directed to rejoin us at Tírán Island.

    The Land of Midian

  • Our engineer declared it to be argentiferous galena, but it proved to be magnetic iron.

    The Land of Midian

  • This table is recommended to the many “profane” who do not believe a rock to be auriferous or argentiferous, unless they can see the gold and silver with the naked eye.

    The Land of Midian

  • Its characteristics are the argentiferous and cupriferous ores, whereas in South Midian gold and silver were worked; and the parallelogram whose limits are assigned above, might be converted into a Northern

    The Land of Midian

  • When told that M. George Marie, the Government engineer detailed to accompany the first Expedition, had sent in official analyses with sample tubes of gold and silver, thus establishing the presence of auriferous and argentiferous rocks on the Arabian shore, Son

    The Land of Midian

  • The argentiferous Negro quartz everywhere abounds, and near the ruins of Badá lie strews of spalled “Marú,” each fragment showing its little block of pure lead.

    The Land of Midian

  • The second Expedition failed to find gold, but brought back argentiferous galena in copper-stained quartz, and possibly in the ochraceous red veins seaming the Secondary gypsum; with silicates and carbonates of copper: select specimens of the latter yielding the enormous proportion of forty per cent.

    The Land of Midian

  • If the characteristics of North Midian (Madyan Proper) are its argentiferous, and especially its cupriferous ores, South Midian worked chiefly gold and silver, both metals being mentioned by the mediaeval geographers of Arabia.

    The Land of Midian

  • Without further examination he determined it to be argentiferous, when it was possibly iron or antimony.

    The Land of Midian

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  • His tongue was silver in his mind
    But no glint of metal could I find.
    Argentiferous ore
    Perhaps, no more,
    For thoughts and words were unrefined.

    March 6, 2014